Ordinary Mortals


We want to know exactly what’s ahead, to get all the details, so we can feel secure. But there is no single path, no perfectly right way, no complete knowledge.

It takes courage to face this, to be able to live with “not knowing.”

Some days I have it, and others I am desperate for answers. It helps to realize that there are many amazing people out there, who have learned to accept uncertainty. Their stories are my strength and inspiration.

If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.
……….~  Joseph Campbell

I always feel uncomfortable when people speak about ordinary mortals because I’ve never met an ordinary man, woman or child.
……….~  Joseph Campbell

Knowing You Don't Have To Know


About CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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2 Responses to Ordinary Mortals

  1. Deb Sims says:

    This one speaks strongly to me today. Not knowing is so hard but in the scheme of things it’s really a blessing too.

    • Carol Wiebe says:

      Yes, Deb, I think so as well. Joseph Campbell was an amazingly insightful man, and when we think about it we know that seeing far into the horizon might change the steps we need to get there, and then what we had seen could no longer happen. So it’s not that we are prevented from seeing, but that the path/plan unfolds one step or increment at a time ~ as it should.

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