|Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is as real. - Deepak Chopra|
What is Bliss?It was American author Joseph Campbell who coined the phrase “follow your bliss.” He said, “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” What exactly is this bliss? It is nothing but a perfect state of happiness.
How do we attain it?Now the question arises -- how do we attain tddhis so-called bliss and can it be maintained throughout our lives? Being blissful is simply finding happiness in doing any simple task assigned to you. Then you will realize that when you follow your bliss, you will attain happiness and a deep satisfaction and fulfillment will be a constant part of your everyday life.
Of course, most of the time, we all are happy in chasing small portions of happiness and forget about the larger picture. But the kind of bliss Campbell mentioned isn’t fleeting. Its pervasive and comes with an abiding sense of doing the most mundane of tasks. This includes working for the best we can achieve, not settling for anything less and pursuing the never-ending process of acquiring knowledge.
For everyone, the meaning of bliss would be different. For renowned author J.K. Rowling, it was, “And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for a while is just bliss”. Swami Vivekananda proclaimed, “Practice meditation regularly. Meditation leads to eternal bliss. Therefore meditate, meditate.” Whatever the path might be, the end result has always been bliss.
It is not always easy to find bliss in every activity we do as most of us are bogged down by familial and societal pressures. We might have assignments to finish, projects to vet and bills to pay. During such times, it is important to remember how incredibly lucky we are. Amidst all these pressures, we are alive and thriving. That in itself is a form of bliss, isn’t it? Never forget the bliss that comes with a day when nothing bad happens.
Why is BLISS Important in Life?If you are wondering what is so great about this bliss then read on! A constant by-product of bliss is peace, which is something the society desperately needs now. When you are not at peace, then under-confidence, fear, and pettiness creep into the conscience of a normal human being and this naturally affects every decision or step he takes. Due to this, nothing worthwhile will be accomplished, which will lead to problems in a developing society. Therefore, it is important to realize that there is nothing that cannot be achieved if you can bring long-lasting contentment to our mind. A society where the people are not blissful will not function for long.
We should always remember what author Alice Walker said, “Creation is a sustained period of bliss, even though the subject can still be very sad. Because there's the triumph of coming through and understanding that you have and that you did it the way only you could do it. You didn't do it the way somebody told you to do it.”