Ah, “The Hero’s Journey”. What an astonishing realization when one comprehends what the Hero’s Journey is and what it is all about. I first became aware of the Hero’s Journey a few years ago when I was watching an interview with Elizabeth Gilbert.
She talked about her personal journey, the books that she wrote along the way and then she referred to Joseph Campbell. Joseph Campbell dedicated his life to writing about the Hero’s Journey and how every human being goes through it or is living it.
One thing that Elizabeth Gilbert mentioned was that Joseph Campbell usually referred to men when talking about the Hero’s Journey. The interview Gilbert was doing was more about how women absolutely go through the Hero’s Journey, and how more studies, books, interviews need to highlight women answering “The Call”, The Hero’s Journey.
Whether your are a man or woman, I believe we all face the crucial choice to answer yes or no to “The Call”. Many of us may not realize what is happening at the time and it may be years before we have the awareness to consciously answer the call. However, I do think that everyone at some point in their lives has a “Knowing” about the call.
While this may be one of the hardest things I have attempted in my life, I am so thankful to have the opportunity to be on this journey with the rest of the MKE Members. I believe this is one of the most important adventures we are to take and I can not wait to see how our lives develop and grow with the principles we are learning.