May 20, 2013

So true...


the beauty of life...

Happy 1st Birthday Chanel

I love you sweetheart!



Follow Your Bliss

“When you follow your bliss, doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.”  

~ Joseph Campbell

In life, it’s easy to end in the “wrong place.”  We’re doing a job we hate. We’re living with people we dislike. We’re keeping things bottled up rather speaking up and expressing our wants and needs. We get so stuck and don’t feel authentic, because we’re not truly doing what we want.

Bliss is what you’re doing when you’re wrapped up in the moment. When you’re so thrilled just to be doing it, it ceases even to be work anymore. Your bliss occurs when you’re living in the moment, and time doesn’t really matter anymore.  It’s when you get immersed in your own bliss that you find yourself smiling.

So, what is your BLISS?  Are you following it?

American mythologist Joseph Campbell summed up that process of seeking your own true happiness and authenticity in three simple words: “Follow your bliss!”

Sometimes in life, we all stray and lose direction.  We’re half way up a ladder we didn’t want to climb, rather than at the bottom of one that we do. We kept compromising and taking steps back rather than pushing ourselves to that difficult decision of stepping forward. By not following our bliss, we permanently limit our happiness and stop ourselves from truly enjoying our lives. 

Developing lasting happiness requires skill and time, plus a clear intention to change our attitude towards life.  However, the actual thoughts, feelings, and memories which have programmed us away from happiness may be difficult to identify.

I got a hold of this book and read it right away.  Hmmm…I normally time myself when I read, but I didn’t this time because I got so immersed in the content.  As I went through page by page,  I was able to touch bases with my lifestyle that it end up pulling back the curtain of my life and exposed what happiness is truly all about.  Many people like me, (Yes, even I) touch happiness just a few times in their lives.  Some people, never at all.  But in fact, it’s possible to be happy all the time ~ if you know how.  Eons of wisdom are beautifully distilled in this book, which demonstrates just how easy it is for you to be happy.  In short, this book is a Happiness made simple!  It gave me a million ‘Aha!” moments.  You could almost open it to any page and get exalting inspiration you can use right now.  This is the kind of book you always want to have handy when you need a boost.  As an advocate for optimism and happiness, I deeply appreciate this book and it made me realized more and more each day that in order to be truly happy, one must put themselves FRONT and CENTER.  We must stop looking outside ourselves for measures of joy.  This book illustrates how the light of peace and happiness are within each of us if we only let them shine.  A real treasure and what an important tenet for our era!  If you are ready to lead a blissful and fulfilling life, this book is a great place to begin your journey.  I am starting mine…come and join me.

~ Ella