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The Blissometer Framework

The Creation of the Blissometer Journey Map

Joseph Campbell, an American professor, writer, and orator best known for his work in the realms of comparative mythology and comparative religion, has influenced the development of the Blissometer Journey Framework.

Joseph Campbell spent his entire life studying and teaching about the human spirit and mythology, not just the mythology of long-extinct cultures, but also the living myth, which manifested itself in the works of contemporary artists and philosophers--people who looked deep within themselves and their societies to find the need they were passionate about. He spoke to this strong desire people had to experience joy, happiness and bliss. 

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Campbell outlined 17 stages of the monomyth journey in his 1949 book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, which has been adopted by several writers, academics, filmmakers, etc. We've combined the various iterations of The Hero's Journey and produced a condensed, five-stage journey map. Using this Blissometer Journey map, we can connect our micro-courses with the hero's journey theory and assist bliss seekers on their paths to bliss.

Campbell believed that finding one's bliss involved more than just doing what you want and most definitely more than just doing what you are taught. The key steps are finding the endeavor for which you have a genuine passion and making an effort to devote your entire being to it.  By doing this, you will achieve your full potential and provide the most effective service to your community.

Because of this, Bliss is a journey rather than a final destination. And if you believe you have attained your bliss, you may be surprised to learn that your next adventure has only just begun. 

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Listen to Joseph Campbell's famous interview on "Following Your Bliss"

"If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time."

Joseph Campbell

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