Follow Your Bliss
For some reason seeing the Zoey Coloring
book gives me goosebumps. Something
about the Black & White (B & W) makes it
special. Like a great B & W photograph, the B
& W strips off some of its modern
pretentiousness and gives it a universal down
to earth, this is really real feeling.
I love this really real feeling. In my subjective
awareness, it’s bliss.
The great mythologist and scholar Joseph Campbell said one of our most important duties as humans
was to “follow our bliss.” While this phrase has been debated greatly, I take it to mean that our mission
is to search for and follow our purpose, the thing which gives us passion, the thing that deep inside of
our heart or soul, the reason we are here. It’s a strange thing to connect to a coloring book but then
again many of us have poured our passion and ourselves into Zoey.
I’ve experienced bliss at different times during my life. When the word “GENESIS” pops up on my XM Radio
dial, I can’t help but be transported to my adolescence when Gabriel, Banks, Rutherford, Hackett and Collins
shook me to the bones. (It actually happened while I was writing this blog!)
When I stop my busy life and become mindful of my wife and my children, I experience their essence
with all of my heart as if we were seeing each other for the first time in a long time. Something dances in
the deepest part of me.
There have been many times while working as a therapist that I have experienced a sense of
connectedness that comes from a deep focus on someone else’s heart and soul. I often experience bliss
when I come upon a large body of water.
Other people experience bliss while fishing, playing golf, walking in the woods, or helping children in a
hospital. It’s really an endless list.
So, what gives you meaning?
If you are not sure, perhaps you should discover your bliss and follow it.