Mar 27 2012

Extreme Happiness

Category: ControlPatricia @ 9:57 am

Follow Your Own Path

 

 

 

“If you follow your bliss, your put yourself on a kind of track that has been there the whole while, waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.” ~Joseph Campbell

 

 

 

Where do you find your “bliss”? Have you lost it? Do you even know where to begin to look? The American Heritage dictionary defines bliss as “extreme happiness; ecstasy or spiritual joy.” Sometimes we lose track of our sense of joy in life. We become burdened by the every day things we have to do and find we have no time to even think about the things we want to do. Life happens and if we’re not paying attention, we can miss the experience.

When you pay attention, you can find your bliss in the moments of the day. Perhaps it begins with sharing a morning cup of coffee with a loved one. Or maybe it happens when you step outside to walk and spend time with your thoughts. Bliss is found in the moment… just as life is lived in the moment. The past and the future exist only in our thoughts. Life exists only in each moment.  If you spend your life worrying about the past or the future… these moments, which are your life, pass you by. When you are mindful of the moments of the day, you give yourself a gift. You receive an opportunity to be aware and to be alive.

When Joseph Campbell speaks about “the life you ought to be living”, he reminds us that it is our mission and our purpose to be the very best self we can be. That’s it. Steve Jobs reiterated it when he said “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” Each one of us has a unique perspective on the world. If we take the time to really develop our gifts and talents and live a life of joy, we have a positive effect on every one who comes in contact with us. We follow our bliss and the world is a better place.

Today, I invite you to take a look around your life to find your bliss. It’s waiting for you. Pick up your unfinished dreams. Dust off your unfulfilled adventures. Sort through your past fantasies. Uncover the possibilities. Following your bliss is a choice you can make…each and every moment of your life!

 

 

 

 

 

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