Being the Hero in Everyday Life
“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.”
Vincent van Gogh
“A story is like water
that you heat for your bath.
It takes messages between the fire
and your skin. It lets them meet,
and it cleans you!”
Jalaluddin Rumi, Story Water
I first learned about the Hero's Journey whilst training as a storyteller. I got to spend five weeks with people from all over the world, hearing their stories of struggle and change and hope. Stories of childhood, adolescence, their first jobs, their first children. Stories about ageing and wisdom. Stories of adventure and of loss. This experience was ...