Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Looking for Bliss


If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.  ~Joseph Campbell




Ah, but what is bliss?  We experience it in different ways. Each of us has our own experience, but there are common elements. Bliss is part of the journey. You cannot find it if you are not on a path of some kind, on a journey or adventure.

Every journey has some bliss in it. It may be at the end of a long day, when you have been exceptionally challenged. It may be while you are cleaning the windows at home. You have a brief moment to stop, or reflect, and a quiet feeling of peaceful satisfaction washes through you. You put together all the experiences of the hard day/journey/task into one integrated, momentary flash. This is bliss.

Some people have this every day. Some are trying to figure out what it is. As people, we cannot live without it. We crave it, we seek it, we anguish over its loss. The more bliss you can find, the more doors open to you.

Get up and go on an adventure today. Find your bliss in it.