Sacred Place

20 Jul

Carve out a spot in your house or a time every day that’s all about you. It’s your “sacred place,” as Joseph Campbell put it. Your break to remember who you are, to listen to your gut, and to live the life entrusted to your soul.

Some people think of it as meditation. Others as “me time.” For artistic types (and we all are, even to the tiniest extent), it’s the font of creativity.

In this day and age of the constant barrage of media, finding this “sacred” place or time for yourself is more important than ever. You need to tune out to tune in.

Joseph Campbell, from his “The Power of Myth” interview with By Bill Moyers on PBS:

“[A sacred place] is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen … [O]ur life has become so economic and practical in its orientation that, as you get older, the claims of the moment upon you are so great, you hardly know where the hell you are, or what it is you intended. You are always doing something that is required of you. Where is your bliss station? You have to try to find it. Get a phonograph and put on the music that you really love, even if it’s corny music that nobody else respects.”

A bliss station. I like that. What is yours?

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