The fundamental philosophy of Still Point is drawn from the life’s work of Joseph Campbell, the late mythologist and cultural anthropologist who wrote The Hero With a Thousand Faces. The journey we all have the opportunity to take when we are called to the Hero’s life is the evolutionary experience of transformation and self-development.
The hero is a metaphor for heeding ‘the call’ to an evolving consciousness that helps us recognize and develop the potential we were all born with. Yet many do not accept that call for fear giving up the identity they have also
known, even if that identity is limited and painful. The Hero embodies a part of us that inspires and energizes us to move through the challenges we all face. This journey often begins by facing inner conflicts that may manifest as addiction, depression, anxiety, meaninglessness, death and other losses.
In these situations, we cross the threshold into the Hero’s world. When we decide to take up this challenge, we are doing something out of the ordinary, something that moves us out of the familiar comfort zone. Specifically, we start to observe how we historically have acted and coped with conflict and begin to feel and explore why these ways are no longer working. We gradually come to realize that the journey does not have an endpoint, rather it is the ongoing process of becoming who we have the potential to be that is important.