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Staying Joyful in the Midst of Turmoil

September 30th, 2008 · No Comments

How do we stay in a place of joy when it seems as if circumstances or people around us are falling apart?

Pam Slim, master coach and blogger extraordinaire, has posted a beautiful quote about staying in our center, in our place of joy and calm, when the people or the circumstances around us are in turmoil. It’s from The Power of Myth, by Joseph Campbell, the brilliant and gentle scholar of mythology and religion who wrote so movingly about the archetypal stories that connect us throughout cultures, nations, time, religions, indeed all of humanity.  You can read it here.

Campbell said famously, “Follow your bliss.”  To learn more about him, click here or here.

Tags: happiness · stillness

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  • 1 Pamela Slim // Sep 30, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Thanks so much for the mention Terry!

    Wasn’t that a powerful quote? It was so tender and sweet when I read it, and even more so because the context was in relation to a dear friend of mine who passed away unexpectedly two years ago.

    If we can hold the sweet beauty in sorrow, the whole journey of life will be so much more rich!

    All the best,


  • 2 JOY // Oct 20, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    there is a theory in the form of meditation i’ve done for most of the past 33 years. it goes like this. in meditation each time you transcend into pure awareness, pure being, stillness, silence…whatever you want to call it YOU BRING A LITTLE MORE OF THAT AWARENESS, BEING, STILLNESS, SILENCE into your daily life. so martha’s 15 minutes of nothing could, in fact, be the basis for staying peaceful & centered in the midst of any activity.

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