What is the Path of the Hero?
I believe every person who is alive today is alive for a reason.
And that reason is to walk the Path of the Hero.
If you look around, you will see that civilization is falling apart. Politics, in every country, is becoming little more than a spectator sport. Powerful corporate interests work behind the scene to stage kabuki theater for mass consumption. People are divided on social issues, but the rise of an oligarchical ruling class and the maintenance of wars and empire is never questioned.
Meanwhile, humanity cries havoc with the environment. The Anthropocene Extinction means that we will soon live in a world with a stunning lack of ecological diversity. And climate change forecasts are dire: some scientists predict a chance of human extinction by 2050 if nothing is done to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.
The Path of the Hero is a philosophy of resistance and rebellion to the conformity of our age.
The Path of the Hero is a path of action. It provides a roadmap for any person to find what it is they are here to do -- their Life's Work -- and to focus their energy and effort to choose a different way forward for the human race.
The Path of the Hero asks each person to look inside themselves to discover their purpose for why they are here. And it commands each person to go out and do what they are here to do.
The Path of the Hero sounds simple, but it is not. There are tremendous pressures that keep us tied to other things. Social pressures, economic pressures, and cultural pressures loom large in all of our lives. Our free souls sometimes seem weighed down by these things.
But this is a time of existential crisis. It's as if we are living in a house with fighting family members, and no one wants to notice that the house itself is on fire.
They will not notice, unless each of one us has the courage to take heart and make a difference.
In this life, there is a choice that we all must make. Do we make the choice to conform to what the world seems to want from us, or do we choose to treat the world like a blank canvas, and leave a lasting legacy with it that will change it for the better?
To understand the choice is to realize that there really is no choice at all in the matter.
This is what it means to walk the Path of the Hero.