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The agony of breaking through personal limitations is the agony of spiritual growth. Art, literature, myth and cult, philosophy, and ascetic disciplines are instruments to help the individual past his limiting horizons into spheres of ever-expanding realization. As he crosses threshold after threshold, conquering dragon after dragon, the stature of the divinity that he summons to his highest wish increases, until it subsumes the cosmos. Finally, the mind breaks the bounding sphere of the cosmos to a realization transcending all experiences of form - all symbolizations, all divinities: a realization of the ineluctable void
Joseph Campbell (via therefore-death-to-us-is-nothing)
(Reblogged from femmeviva)

A Transcendental Step

Something within me either broke or healed tonight. I think it was both. A deep and old wound reopened and cauterized just as quickly, creating a stronger self. What was left of that gentle little boy died today. And I’m glad. Yet, I’ll honor that death by not ever looking back.