A few years ago I heard Joseph Campbell’s exhortation to ‘follow your bliss’ and I thought, ‘Love it, I’m in!’ The full quote is “follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls” (thanks to my niece Erin for the introduction to Mr Campbell). It sounded like a brilliant philosophy to someone like me whose bliss was way down the bottom of the ‘to do’ list.
Now, as I tend to do with anything new, I leapt into this new way of being with spontaneous and careless abandon. And once I’d moved past the sticking point of – ‘What was my bliss, what joy did I want to pursue, what did I love to be or do with a passion that I was compelled to follow?’(more on this another time) – then life was looking good.
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