Coaching and the Hero’s Journey via T.S. Elliot

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” 

As someone who has been using the Hero’s Journey for several years with groups of young people, this quote by T.S. Elliot hit me like a bolt, and in one simple sentence summed up for me what it means to arrive back in our “Ordinary World” but with everything changed.

Going round the cycle, and getting your head around what it means to arrive back, so that you are different, what you feel and think is different, and those around you are different, can be stretching for many of us.

I will, in the future, invoke T.S.Elliot to help shed some light on the wonder of the journey.


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