“The labyrinth is thoroughly known ...We have only to follow the thread of the hero path. And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a God. And where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves.” - Jospeh Campbell
Your imagination is your greatest power; it is your Excalibur and your lightsaber, it is your birthright from the distant shore hidden deep within you. A powerful artifact forged long ago by forgotten ancestors, enchanted with vision and purpose, then bound into stone where it invites your return.
For all of us, claiming who we are is a daily practice of courage, trusting the calling of our internal voice and being open to possibilities that await us along the way. But we must be prepared, If we were to start our journey too soon, too quickly, or with too much Will we would be unprepared for the trials of apprenticeship. Excalibur would not budge from the stone, Obi-Wan would not show us the path of the Jedi Knight.
Will we take ownership of our choices and open ourselves to the world? Or will we shrink in fear and turn away from our destiny?
The stories of Pendragon, Skywalker, Everdeen, Potter, Atreides, the son of Gotham, the Princess of Themyscira and a pantheon of others show us that if we are to see our path destiny, we must be willing to imagine it and courageous enough to take the first steps.
I believe that the ability to practice to learn to wield our imaginations is available to everyone. And when we take a chance and begin to author our own story, to imagine and write ourselves, like the heroes of myth we become capable of previously impossible, even super-human greatness.