Thursday, September 3, 2009

Follow Your Bliss

"The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you really ARE happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy.
This requires a little bit of self- analysis.What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call, 'Following Your 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.Wherever you are, if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss,and they open doors for you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will openwhere you didn't know they were going to be."
Joseph Campbell- The Power of Myth


I have long been a fan of Joseph Campbell. I believe his advice to follow your bliss is some of the best advice you can get in life. This advice assumes that one knows what that their bliss is. For our purposes, each of us needs to determine what their bliss is. First of all, what does the word bliss refer to in this instance? I think that your bliss is the thing that when you do it, time races past without you noticing it. If you cannot think of anything you really love, then consider this question: If you had one billion dollars, what would you do with your time?

Your task is as follows: Make a plan for your perfect day. What would you do? Be as detailed as possible and go wild- remember, this is your perfect day