My Free Joseph Campbell Audio on Life Challenges, Opportunities and Spiritual Perspective

darius lukasWe all have challenges in our lives, but what we do with them is up to us. When recently I found myself in an emotional turmoil, I wanted to understand right away what opportunities lay in what I was going through. And I was astounded to discover the answer: plenty!

I did many things to rise above my emotions (I love the eagle rising above the storm clouds metaphor, which I write about here) until I found myself reading out Joseph Campbell’s beautiful text about opportunities on the beach. In it, he says:

‘As you proceed through life, following your own path, birds will shit on you.

Don’t bother to brush it off.

Getting a comedic view of your situation gives you spiritual distance.

Having a sense of humour saves you.’

I cracked up and laughed… letting my laughter echo and vanish in the wind… and suddenly I began experiencing such admiration and awe for life: my challenges were a blessing in disguise.

Wanting to suddenly record what I was feeling, I grabbed my iPad, switched on the dictaphone, and read Joseph Campbell’s powerful words wholeheartedly out loud, letting each and every sound resonate within my body and soul.

Here is a one minute long recording (and yes, my back up vocals – a tropical ocean!).

‘We are not there

until we can say

‘Yea’ to it all’.