Three Steps to Finding Your Bliss

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The famous comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell once said, “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.”

By bliss, Campbell was referring to your true life’s purpose. He meant those activities, things, or people that are your reason for being.

What is your bliss? Do you know? Have you found it? These are questions you must answer for yourself.

Not one other person on the planet can answer them for you. That’s what Campbell means when he talks about the doors that wouldn’t be there for anyone else. The doors are individual to each of us. Think about that for a moment. You and only you have the password to unlock certain untapped, unique potentials that can be born into this universe only through you. How is that for important?

Follow these three steps to discover your bliss:

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  1. Find it – your bliss is what lends more meaning, gives more joy and more peace, and provides a greater sense of accomplishment than anything else in your life. What is your bliss? The answer may or may not be readily apparent. You might have to engage in serious reflection to discover it. Once you identify your bliss, align your life to it.

  2. Believe it – believe you can follow your bliss and succeed. We too easily discount our bliss as unrealistic or not possible. Ask yourself, “Is not following my bliss more realistic?” What are the costs associate with ignoring your deepest impulses? You have to believe these profound instincts are important enough to act upon and you need to believe!

  3. Pursue it – once you identify your bliss, pursue it with passion. Campbell relates, from his study of myriad myths and allegories from around the world, that when a person follows his or her bliss with passion; the universe or God opens the pathway to achieve it.

Once you find your bliss, believe it, and begin pursuing it with passion, watch in amazement as the universe rearranges itself to come to your aid.

Protect your dreams, my friends.

Ray Davis
for 6 Sense Media