The Hero’s Journey

This morning, Elizabeth Gilbert (writer of Eat, Pray, Love) was on OWN’s Super Soul Sunday being interviewed by Oprah. They spent a lot of time discussing the hero’s journey, how you receive the call, and then all of the obstacles that are put in your way until you are faced with an almost unsurmountable problem.  If you get passed this problem, you become the hero.

I know this might sound crazy, but Yoga-urt is my hero’s journey. I had a calling that I never experienced before with Yoga-urt.  I tried to ignore it, but it wouldn’t let me go.  It is testing me in every way, and I know it will continue to do so.

I know that some of my family wishes I would let it go and pursue something “safer” or more “normal”, but I don’t want to.  I have done a lot of spiritual work and that is what I continue to rely on for faith and confidence that if I keep pursuing my dream and put all that I have into it, magic can happen.  Life is short.  Yoga-urt, for me, is a calling and I can’t wait to see where it takes me.

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”  Christopher Reeve

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Joseph Campbell


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