Where do we start?
For years I’ve collected “feel good” articles and quotes about creativity, life, and love. So much so, I have material for at least ten years worth of blogging. (That may be a good thing... or a bad thing if it’s boring!) Being creative with your talents comes with a bit of trial and error. Sometimes it takes a while to figure out what you should be doing, while being able to actually support yourself. No matter what, once you find your bliss, that which you love doing, you can never go back. So here is what fills me with bliss: My family, traveling, my art, and my ability to encourage others to be dream seekers.
To find a dream you must follow your bliss. The first time I heard this statement, I knew I wasn’t doing it. I was doing what I thought I should be doing, not what I wanted to be doing. I wasn’t following my bliss. It's taken me years to figure out that bliss is an elusive thing.
Joseph Campbell suggested that when we “find our bliss” it will lead us to where we need to be.
Bliss goes beyond happiness. Everyone wants to find happiness. Happiness is a wonderful feeling that comes from buying new pair shoes or eating an ice cream cone. It may be connected with having physical desires met, but happiness can be fleeting and temporary. Bliss dives deeper and last longer. It comes from within. Bliss is an innate state of inner joy. It is constant, undisturbed by outward gain or loss. Are you ready to define your bliss?
How does one know what their bliss is? Sometimes it can be something as simple as spending time with your family, or sitting on a beach reading a book, taking a hike, painting a picture, or writing a book. Bliss is what you LOVE to do. To seek bliss you must define it for yourself.
ONE: Go on a Journey of Self Discovery
You must clarify what bliss means to you. You must visualize your life the way you’ve always wanted it to be. You must allow yourself to go to that place where you aren’t trying to please anyone. The first step in finding your bliss is taking a journey of discovery, where you get to explore your past and discover all the things you love. Think of it like this ... all the things you love are sprinkled throughout your life like powdered sugar on a donut. Most people do not pay much attention to it, but it is there if you look for it. And it is what gives life its sweetness
Two: Describe Your Recipe For Bliss
Start by exploring what you love, what tugs at your heart, makes you catch your breath and stay up all night or travel to the ends of the earth. Instead of waiting for the clues to manifest in your life -- go looking for them.
Three: Reflect on Your Personal Bliss Ingredients
Focus on the ingredients of your bliss recipe and see how and where they are reflected in your life. If they are not already there, think about how they would be if you had the time, money and resources you dream of. You may want to take anywhere from a weekend to a month to muse about each of your bliss ingredients ... letting the ideas sink in and then keeping an eye out for how they manifest in your life .... at work, at home, at school and in volunteer or community projects. Your favorite TV programs, hobbies, songs and books all give you clues and reflect what your bliss is.