There’s a wonderful place that we’re always trying to reach.
Whether we’re aware of it or not, we’re always working to find our way back to this place so we can spend as much time there as possible.
It’s a place where our sense of time fades away.
It’s a place where everything flows effortlessly.
It’s a place where we become so focused on the task at hand that our worries about the past and future simply fade away.
In this place, we can open up and let our creativity flow.
In this place, all the chaos of the outer world suddenly organizes and orders itself around us in a way that provides meaning to our lives.
In this place…
We can simply BE.
And when Joseph Campbell said “follow your bliss,” he was telling us how to find that place.
He was telling us to follow the instinct that we all possess which lets us know when we are moving closer to where we’re meant to be.
Everybody has their own unique, driving passion in life.
We all have one thing that gives our lives a sense of deep meaning and purpose.
But it’s different for everybody.
Nobody else can tell you what yours is. And nobody needs to tell you. You have an inner compass that will always move you in the right direction.
When you feel ‘bliss’ you are on the right path, because your skills and passions match up perfectly with the challenges you face.
You make everything you do look easy to others, because you’re walking that fine line between order and chaos that allows you to create your life as you go, in a way that gives you a sense of meaning and accomplishment.
On one side of that line are the feelings of anxiety and overwhelm, where your challenges far outweigh your skills.
And, on the other side of that line, you’ll find feelings of boredom and apathy because your skills outweigh your challenges.
Bliss keeps you moving right down the middle, always headed towards the place where everything fits together perfectly.
It’s a simple truth.
But, like all simple truths, it’s easily dismissed or corrupted by the cynicism of the conscious mind.
People twist the meaning of “follow your bliss” into something more like “if it feels good, do it.”
Problem is, lots of things that feel good won’t doing anything to make your life easier.
Drugs and alcohol can induce feelings of euphoria, but that’s not bliss.
Bliss gives your life meaning and order. Drug-induced euphoria leads to addiction, depression and increased chaos.
Bliss makes your life easier. Addiction makes it much harder.
Not everything that feels good is good for you.
And “bliss” isn’t just a good feeling. It’s an instinct. An inner guidance system that tells you when your conscious and subconscious mind are heading in the same direction.
Learn to identify, and follow, that instinct and you’ll never stray from your true path.