People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life.
I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that
what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that
our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have
resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so
that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.

Joseph Campbell
The Power of Myth

I’m certain that Joseph Campbell was right in this, so it is vital every day of my life that I make time to be in touch with my “innermost being and reality” – first having recognised that physical, external demands are always the loudest of the claims being made upon my time and attention, and therefore usually and regrettably the most successful.

But if proper attention to “the still, small voice” of inner life’s vibrations and resonances can actually lead to experiencing “the rapture of being alive” then it absolutely and obviously makes sense to prioritise.

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