What is bliss?
Follow your Bliss
Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth
Bliss is a state where we are in harmony with life, have a sense of wholeness and a feeling of being a part of the universe. Our energy flows freely; we have the motivation and courage to make decisions and move forward; we feel confident in the path we are following.
Joseph Campbell, who popularized the phrase 'follow your bliss' explained the notion in this way:
'If you 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'
Joseph Campbell (The Power of Myth).
To follow your bliss is not merely 'to be happy'. It is to lose yourself fully in what you are meant to be - even while there is struggle and pain. But when you are following your bliss you will double your energy and enthusiasm. As the old Irish benediction says: 'The road will rise to meet you and the wind will always be at your back.'
Why do I need to find my Bliss?
By finding your bliss you will reach your fullest potential and therefore make a huge contribution to your environment and community, you will have passion for all expects of your life.