It’s about bliss, answering the call and feeling alive.

Joseph Campbell captured the attention of the world with his captivating explorations of the myths humans have created over the millennia. His notoriety exploded after his wide-ranging interviews with Bill Moyers on PBS, recorded in 1987 shortly before his death.

So why is Joseph Campbell so popular? Why does he…

And cut down on all the confusion and overwhelm.

In my journey on the spiritual path I sometimes find myself overwhelmed by a barrage of concepts competing for attention. Am I just trying to stay present? Should I focus on non-attachment? Nonresistance? Surrender? Letting go? Relaxing into the present?

Other times I question whether I’m meditating to my fullest…

That is, it’s hard to effect change if you’re a mess inside.

Several of the great spiritual leaders I’ve studied these past several years have commented on the subject of, for lack of a better word, activism. For our purposes, let’s define that generally as people desiring to make the world a better place.

From Eckhart Tolle to Michael Singer to Ram…

David Gerken

Meditation and Mindfulness teacher. Dad of three precious kids. Former writer for THE WEST WING. Follow me at

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