Sacred Space

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.” – Joseph Campbell

I really never understood my overpowering compassion for the river until one day I came across this quote. I read it and the lightbulb in my head went off.

The river is my sacred space, or safe place, where I am free of societal pollution. Once I am in the presence of the river I am free to think with my mind, heart, body and soul. I have the ability to examine my own own beliefs and thoughts in great depth and to understand why I believe the way I do. I reach an understanding of who I really am and who I want to be. The revelation of what I want to accomplish in life and most importantly why becomes apparent. In this place I find a me that I can respect and love. If we can’t love ourselves what’s the point of loving at all?

With all the animosity in the world it is easy to plunge ourselves into the pit of depression which robs us of peace and happiness.

Seek your sacred space, find it and visit it frequently. The real you will soon become visible.

10 thoughts on “Sacred Space

  1. Wayne, you are wealthy in understanding. if everyone in the world had a sacred space to just “time out” or consider where they fit in this world, so much needless strife and striving would be avoided.
    yesterday I sat in the snow out of the wind (at -20 wind chill was -44 most of the day) in the woods and built a fire. I guess I’m best by the fire wherever I am. On the water be it warm or frozen is 2nd.

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  2. Right on Wayner! We all need a reboot now and then, an escape from the loud noise of social, political and mass media intrusion. It can become overwhelming. Sadly, many seek refuge in drug-use or succumb to their emotional turmoil with anxiety, depression or even with bouts of aggression or violence. I’ve always found a few days alone with nature, allows a mental-escape to put things back in proper perspective. A natural cure — and one we all have access to.

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