“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”
-Joseph Campbell

On a recent trek into a little shop in the mountains I found a coffee cup which read Making A Difference.  It literally spoke to me as I walked by (of course I bought it!) and realized what importance it held for me.  At a recent convention for my business it was emphasized the importance of what effect we all are making around us.  When I put these two things together I realize that truly making a difference and the effect it has, whether it is with family, with promoting my business, and, in general, just living my life, that is what creates bliss for me.

Is there a difference between happiness and bliss?  I looked this up under English Language and Usage and found this explanation:  Bliss is a great deal stronger than happiness. You can be happy because it’s not raining today, or because you found your glasses. But bliss is reserved for a state of complete, perfect happiness, such as what you may experience by finding your soul mate or having a transcendent spiritual experience. In reflecting upon that definition, I will add one more aspect of bliss that is in my life ~ that being my good health.  We all are familiar with the quote, “health is wealth.”  I truly believe that good health is the key to a long and happy life…it impacts everything, from the way you look, to how you feel, and what you can achieve.

Part of the “bliss” I have experienced and continue to in my own life has to do with sharing my journey to health with others.  Helping others to experience a healthier and better life is part of my mission and “making a difference.”   I realize that the choices we make every day play a critical role in shaping our future health, including such things as having a healthy weight, supporting the immune system, and  having  a healthy environment by minimizing exposure to toxic chemicals in the home.

How about you?  Have you found bliss in your own life?  I have a twin sister who truly loves and treasures things from the past.  She has found her passion in discovering them and then sharing them with others through a little shop of collectibles.  Her love for these treasures has created a “blissful” career for her.   For myself I have discovered a great way to share my products and opportunity online.  Here is a link to a  great e-book describing it.

I loved the blog post by Linda Gabriel Tiny Buddha, 6 Tips To Find Your Bliss. She includes such simple things such as being open as new experiences cross your path, being curious enough to actually experience something you might not have ever considered, being willing to give it a try (and give it some time), and stepping outside of your comfort zone (something I am always challenged with!)  I would have to add gratefulness to this list.  Beginning each day with a grateful heart can do wonders.

I would love to hear how you might experience bliss in your own life.

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