InQuire More: Writer and mythologist Joseph Campbell, a personal hero of mine, told PBS’ Bill Moyers “If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living.” In this wonderful “Brain Pickings” post on Campbell, Campbell talks of the critical importance of sacred space as a conduit for creativity and self-discovery.
[Sacred space] 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.