Follow Your Bliss


Photo Credit: Rocky Caughron

Bliss Definition

  1. Extreme happiness; ecstasy.

  2. The ecstasy of salvation; spiritual joy.

Have you followed your Bliss today? Do you know what your Bliss is?

It’s the hardest time of the year to be positive. The weather is still cold and dreary. It’s stressful tax season. It’s Back to School time, and all the tests get tougher.  It’s just a rough patch for many people. So first of all, don’t forget that you’re not the only one. It’s also a tight money season. Everyone is still paying off Christmas debt, or just avoiding the crappy weather. No one buys, no one sells, hours get cut, and no one gets paid. The vicious cycle keeps everything in the “too expensive” category. Plus tax returns take who knows how long. Which sucks. It’s a hard time to consider Bliss, optimism, happiness, or any of the other synonyms.

But you really can’t lose sight of what pulls you. What inspires you? Do you even know? Do you know what you are working for? What matters most is the question, what makes it worth all this? All this stress and struggle surely has to be for something right? Even if it isn’t in sight, it’s important to keep following what gives you joy. Without joy, we’re just wandering a mindless path.

I catch myself there now and then. You reach a goal and feed off that blissfulness until you run out. Then autopilot takes over and. Boom. Here we are. Without passion and joy and bliss and everything that makes the struggle worth it. Think hard on what Bliss means to you and no matter what, keep that in front of you.

I’ll keep working on it myself. It helps that I have a daily reminder, since I work at a store called Bliss. I’m fortunate to have that constant reminder. Find one of those too. Make it your family, or your friends, or your alone time. Make yourself remember  somehow. That way you’re always moving forward following Your Bliss.


Photo Credit: Rocky Caughron

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