My daily email from PhilosphersNotes:
To refuse the call means stagnation. What you don't experience positively you will experience negatively." ~ Joseph Campbell from A Joseph Campbell Companion
(Soul) Phone rings.
It's God on the other line.
You just let it ring... and ring... and ring...
All that potential positive energy you would have unleashed on your hero's journey?
It comes back against you. And destroys you.
Jesus said the same thing, btw: "If you bring forth what is inside you, what you bring forth will save you. If you don't bring forth what is inside you, what you don't bring forth will destroy you." (that's from the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas)
And, so did hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons (:)): "Your purpose is to act on the resources God gives you. If God gives you a bucket of fish, you have to distribute those fish. If you don't, they're going to rot, attract a bunch of flies, and start stinking up your soul."
Kind of fits with what I'm feeling today.