Seeing yourself as the hero in your own journey
As we face the prospect of emerging from another pandemic lockdown, this situation we have not chosen can feel like it’s come out of a SciFi novel or film, in which an apocalyptic global virus threatens us and those we love, and de-rails all our plans.
Can there be any choice about how to respond to this ?
Many stories from fairtytales to movie scripts are based on the idea of the ‘hero’s journey’ – there is a call to action and to leave the daily routine, which the hero is challenged to respond to. Think Gandalf arriving at the home of Bilbo Baggins – which kicks off the story of ‘The Hobbit’, taking Bilbo on a perilous journey into adventure, and out of a comfortable life in the Shires.