Quote by Joseph Campbell: We must be willing to let go of the life we pla...
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Letting Go Of The Life We Planned
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Dear Quote Investigator: Life often presents us with unexpected obstacles and challenges that require us to rethink our assumptions. - The very purpose of the human brain is to process and store information, to seek out risk and reward, and to analyse every aspect of our lives.
The other day, someone on this page was asking me if I was familiar with a certain Joseph Campbell quote, and when I went Internet-mining for it, I found this one, instead attached below which I now remember having written down years ago. Because I've seen it attributed to both men, and I can't find the origin. As for me, I'm almost entirely on board with this notion. As an obsessive planner and a bit of a clinger, this has not always been easy. Yet when I think about this idea more carefully, I'm not sure it applies to every single circumstance. There are plans that I made for myself early in life and clung to with badger-like stubbornness becoming a writer, namely that it would have been personally disastrous of me to have abandoned.
Sometimes we hold so tightly to things or situations or people. We fear the unknown. We doubt we can cope without them. Better the devil we know! We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. Which is what he did when he left Genesis for his remarkable solo career. Michele is into writing, books, simplicity, love, TV, productivity, and staying thin in a world of chocolate.