If you have ever heard of Joseph Campbell, you know the phrase ‘follow your bliss’. If you haven’t heard this before, it is sure to resonate with you anyway. It is a powerful saying, with a profound meaning. If everyone were following their bliss in the world, it would be a beautiful thing to experience.
There are a couple of steps in this process (probably many more, but this will get you started):
1. Discover your bliss – what is it that delights you? Is there anything that would have you naturally bounding out of bed? We are looking for something that feels like Christmas morning. This may sound foreign or impossible, but that is only because you’ve been stuck in your little box. It is time to break out and discover a new reality.
2. Break through your walls – what stands in the way of your bliss? Once you know what your bliss is, you can begin to identify obstacles to following it freely. You may get bogged down with thoughts about how hard the process is. I am sure that once you know what thrills you, you will find “there ain’t no mountain high enough”.
3. Make a plan – you may need to make some arrangements to follow your bliss. This may mean switching careers or environments, etc. So there may be some detailed planning involved. I caution you, though, about thinking your obstacles are all external. You may find that even if you get the new dream career or move to a new place, you still don’t wake up every morning with a feeling of profound joy. Most of your work will be inside of you. Your thoughts and beliefs about yourself and your life are holding you back. Personal growth must be part of your plan for living in bliss.
4. Following your bliss – here is the fun part. Once you’ve done the work, you are ready to do what you were born to do. Or have. Or be. It can be scary to achieve what you’ve always wanted, so be prepared for that. Part of the reason is what I mentioned before about externals versus internals. You may find that your passions change over time. Don’t be discouraged by this. You are supposed to grow, change and adapt throughout your life.
If you want to learn more about finding and following your bliss, you should read some of the works by Joseph Campbell. If you want to have a fast track to bliss, check out the book Pronoia: How the World is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, by Rob Brezsky. Of course, continue to follow this site for regular updates for living a life full of bliss. These resources will help you to reignite your inner fire.Share on Facebook