Reach Bliss In Two Steps!
So here’s the funny (not so funny, and then funny again) thing. I’ve noticed that many of us are pretty miserable trying to be happy and pretty sick trying to be healthy! We read this book. We read that book. We follow this advice. We follow that advice. We monitor our thoughts. We imagine feeling good. We repeat mantras. We attend workshops. We drink weird healthy concoctions. If we were to be honest, most of us would admit we resent the #@&! out of trying to be happy and healthy. Please make the insanity stop!
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was JUST ONE THING we could focus on and everything else would just magically fall into place? And what if that one thing was actually something WE WANTED TO DO?
Good news! Because that ONE THING does exist and it couldn’t be more blissful. Since that’s what it actually is: LIVING OUR BLISS.
You might be thinking, really? This isn’t a new idea, dude. C’mon. I could be surfing the interwebs right now. Plus, who’s got time for bliss???
Aha! It’s with that question right there dude (and dudette) do we go astray! Once we live our bliss, we’ll have all the time in the world! (Literally too. You know, a quantum physics thing.)
The trick is…we must: PUT OUR BLISS FIRST.
FIRST, FIRST, FIRST! (Sorry for yelling. I get excited!)
Remember what Einstein said? “A problem can’t be solved in the state of consciousness it was created.”
That’s why living our bliss is THE MOST IMPORTANT, PRACTICAL & NECESSARY THING we can do.
From a blissful state, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!
Living our bliss is also the most loving thing we can do…for ourselves and others. It’s like being in love 24/7. As a SIDE EFFECT, we will NATURALLY do more loving things. We will NATURALLY eat healthier foods. We will NATURALLY attract more fulfilling work and relationships. We will NATURALLY practice more self care. After a particular blissful expansion of my own, I noticed myself organically flossing more…out of the blue!
REACH BLISS IN 2 STEPS:
1. LIVE YOUR BLISS DAILY. Identify and SCHEDULE IN your most blissful passions and activities. DAILY! Don’t even start with the “no time” thing again. Remember, we already schedule things into our day that are supposed to lead to our bliss? But we have a problem with scheduling in bliss itself?????! The actual end result! Dear goodness humans!
2. ACKNOWLEDGE & ALLOW ALL FEELINGS ALONG THE WAY.
Bliss IS NOT about denial. Quite the opposite! It’s about fully embodying who we truly are and letting go of who we are not. And that happens by being present with ALL our feelings. That’s when we feel most alive. No need to jump out of a plane or go Bungee Jumping to feel alive people!
Now do be aware of the possibility of self sabotage. We need to acclimate ourselves to our new plateaus of blissfulness as we would climbing a mountain to avoid altitude sickness. Go easy. Breathe deeply. Enjoy the view as you go.
Join me? Blississippi, here we come!
Thanks for the reminder, Frank. SO true. I will meet you in Blississippi. ;-)