This article is an extract of chapter #4 in Karl Moore’s best-selling book, ‘The 18 Rules of Happiness.’
“When you follow your bliss, doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.” – Joseph Campbell
In life, it’s easy to end up in the “wrong place”.
We’re doing a job we hate. We’re living with people we dislike. We’re keeping secrets, when we’d rather be open and genuine.
We get stuck and don’t feel authentic, because we’re not truly doing what we want.
Does that sound like you?
If so, you need to find what makes you truly happy.
American mythologist Joseph Campbell summed up that process of seeking your own true happiness and authenticity in three simple words: “Follow your bliss.”
Sometimes in life, we all stray and lose direction. We’re half- way up a ladder we didn’t want to climb, rather than at the bottom of one that we do. By not following our bliss, we permanently limit our happiness and stop ourselves truly enjoying our lives.
Are you following your bliss?
One thing bliss is not – and that’s money.
Bliss is what you’re doing when you’re wrapped up in the moment. When you’re so thrilled just to be doing it, it ceases even to be work anymore. Your bliss occurs when you’re living in the moment, and time doesn’t really matter anymore.
My bliss is helping to run a number of really big businesses, while teaching self-development. In fact, I love it so much that I’m typing this rule while on holiday in Thailand. It’s not for the money, it’s for the pleasure. I’m immersed in my own bliss.
So, what’s YOUR bliss?
You may love teaching tube surfing on the beaches of Australia. Or running your own small accountancy firm. Or helping teenagers discover and appreciate the world of art.
When you were a child, and played with a kite, you were immersed in your bliss.
As an adult, what makes you feel like that again? And how can you increase that in your life?
Follow your bliss.
You know, I have a theory that absolutely everyone in life knows what they need to do in order to become happy. It’s just that most aren’t brave enough to take the steps to do it.
So, that’s your challenge.
Take those steps, follow your bliss – and you will be happy.
It will look like this: Follow Your Bliss