Famed mythologist Joseph Campbell talks about the “hero’s journey” where each and every one of us is likened to tribal warriors who depart on some journey, encounter obstacles and adversity, fight the big fight, conquer our demons and then return home to share all that we have learned with the rest of our tribe.

However, as Robert Burns poem, To a Mouse, reminds us, “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley.” (“The best laid schemes of mice and men / Often go awry.”) Anyone who has ever suffered a great loss knows well the depths of despair and anguish that arise from what Saint John of the Cross referred to as The Dark Night of the Soul; an experience all about pain, suffering and loss. Yet, like the phoenix, out of that, hopefully, we emerge more than we were when we started.

On this journey to “accidental enlightenment,” it is common to experience the complete decimation of any roles and identities we have grown accustomed to identifying ourselves by. This traumatic destruction of our EGO is the “Zero’s Journey!”


Perhaps one of the best expressions of the “Zero’s Journey” can be found in the words of Biblical sufferer Job when he stated, “…and I am reduced to dust and ashes,” where “dust and ashes” were symbolic of humiliation and insignificance.

 The “Zero’s Journey” is for anyone who has gone through hell and is looking for a way home.

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