Friday’s Quote

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek to find.” Joseph Campbell

When characters approach a dark and ominous cave in a movie, my heart starts to race and I begin screaming in my head, “Don’t go in! Please don’t go in.” But the characters never listen to me and they go in anyway—and it’s never good. LOL.

But that’s the movies, not real life. What do you think Joseph Campbell meant with this quote? What is your cave? Today, our task is simple: list all of our caves. And why would we want to do that? Maybe it goes back to another well known expression, “The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know.” And today I want all of us to know this “devil.”

Finish this sentence: I am afraid to _____________. Maybe the blank is filled with words like: date, move, fail, quit, speak with my boss, come out, tell the truth, slow down, etc. Now imagine what it would be like if you “went into that cave” and actualized the BEST possible outcome, not the worst. How would you feel? Amazing, right? That’s the cave and the treasure, but we have to be brave and go in—just like in the movies!



P.S. If, after listing your caves, you feel like you could use some help walking into this cave—please join our monthly The Wake Up Call Book Club. We are all about walking into caves! It might be the help you’re looking for. We are meeting virtually this Monday, so sign up! What are you waiting for?

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