Have you heard that before? Follow your bliss, and it will all be wonderful? I am the sort of person who reads. A lot. I love hearing what others think, how they describe and relate to the world, be it through fiction, science, history, esoterics or whatever. I enjoy the tidbits of wisdom that comes from all sources. I hear over and over again, in one form or another, to 'follow your bliss'.
It sounds wonderful doesn't it? Yet I get this sort of airy arms outspread-sort of feeling. Something that happens in movies, not in so-called 'real-life'. Then I discovered that perhaps I wasn't connecting with that statement because I wasn't sure what my bliss was. I know things I enjoy. I know some things I'm good at, but I'm not really sure what that ONE thing is, that I want to just drop everything else for and follow.
I realized, finally, that the path to finding it wasn't through a sit-down session with myself to struggle out and define and hone and scuplt a 'bliss'. I realized that it had to be something that whispered to me through all the other bits of noise, hidden values and good that surrounded my world. I found that the only way for it to be heard, was for me to be willing to really consider what price I was willing to pay for 'it'. Whatever it was. So I made a list.
Mine went something like this:
I have time. I am willing to give up a full two hour block daily to discovery and enrichment.
I have experience. I am willing to respect my past experiences for the lessons they have taught me.
I have some financial resources. I am willing to give up a few things I like and enjoy, to free-up more resources for growth.
I have emotional health. I am willing to let go and be vulnerable, where it is outside of my comfort-zone.
I have a healthy body. I am willing to fore-go treats, snacks (But not chocolate) and add the gym.
It went on, but you get the idea. As I wrote, one idea kept nudging me and I realized just what my personal bliss truly is. Perhaps this will help you. Try it, it takes about ten minutes.
*#*#*#*#*#What Will I Give. . . to Have________________ ?
Define what you WANT-
be it a fabulous relationship; a successful career; a certain possession; or a physical change. . . then list what you have to give.
What can you do, be, see, share, acquire, that will move you closer towards deserving that desire?
I Want : __________________________________________________________
I Have: ____________________________________________________
Click for a downloadable pdf - Of the above tool.