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What Am I Here For?

Feeling the fear … and doing it anyway

I came across this quote today, which perfectly sums up the situation I’ve been in recently. I have loads of tenacity but I’ve been taking very little action.

So after months of fatigue, self sabotage, procrastination, mental conflict and battling my gripping fears I have finally begun.

Over the weekend I started making some of the changes I need to make, it’s all baby steps right now as I tread somewhat timidly towards my new life.

Now that my fears have somewhat subsided, I realize this is going to be good. Good for me and good for my children.

Today I even feel a little excited.

Ever heard of ‘The Hero’s Journey’, well I’ve finally accepted the call.

I found this short video regarding ‘The Hero’s Journey’. The woman in it Elizabeth Gilbert is my hero and mentor right now..

She calls it ‘the Quest’ and that your quest starts off with the question – ‘what am I here for?’

So what are you here for?

Check it out

Love and baby steps,

SG

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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

The Archetypal Hero’s Journey

LOTR

Incredible symbolism, inspired quotes, heroic story line, battles between light and dark forces..

Watch it, then watch it again..

Books, movies or artwork .. what is not to love :o)

Lord Of The Rings Monomyth – The Hero’s Journey

The hero begins in the ordinary world, and receives a call to enter an unknown world of strange powers and events.

The hero who accepts the call to enter this strange world must face tasks and trials, either alone or with assistance. In the most intense versions of the narrative, the hero must survive a severe challenge, often with the help of a mentor. If the hero survives, he may achieve a great gift or “boon.”

The hero must then decide whether to return to the ordinary world with this boon. If the hero does decide to return, he or she often faces challenges on the return journey.

If the hero returns successfully, the boon or gift may be used to improve the world.

The stories of Osiris, Prometheus, Moses, Gautama Buddha, and Jesus, for example, follow this structure closely.

Love and baby steps on your’ Hero’s Journey’,

SG