“The two –-the hero and his ultimate god, the seeker and the found –-are thus understood as the outside and inside of a single, self-mirrored mystery, which is identical with the mystery of the manifest world.” (Joseph Campbel)
A question of identity sparked the creation of the physical universe. That inquiry continues to drive the eternal cycle of life. Answering it impels the “hero’s journey” that affirms life’s greatest mystery. Each of us is concurrently a singular answer connected to all the other possible answers to this most fundamental question. Every moment we live, every choice we make formulates the reply. We are life’s story being told every day. We are life’s affirmation of itself and the face of its own consciousness. Be bold and courageous in your living. Ask the question of identity–-“Who am I?”--at every moment and in every new situation. Then, behold the answer as you gaze into the face of your own reflection:
“I AM myself the creation!
I AM Life!”
(From, "The Face of Consciousness" by P. Donovan & H. Joiner Bey, 2006)