“What is unknown is the fulfillment of your own unique life, the likes of which has never existed on earth. And you are the only one who can do it.
“People can give you clues how to fall and when to stand, and when you are falling and when you are standing, this only you can know. And in the way of your own talents is the only way to do it.
“In Nietzsche’s words, ‘a wheel rolling out of its own center.’ That’s what the child represents in this mystical language. The human being has recovered that spontaneity and innocence and thoughtlessness of rules which is so marvelous in childhood.
“The little one who comes up and says absolutely embarrassing things to the stranger who is visiting your house-that’s the child: not the obedient child, but the innocent who is spontaneous and has the courage to live its impulses.”
~Joseph Campbell from An Open Life: Joseph Campbell in conversation with Michael Toms