Bliss looks so different for everyone and sometimes we can get lost in what it all means. We have created the idea of bliss according to what other people define as bliss.
Being blissful and having bliss in your life means to be happy and bring happiness into your life.
How do you know that you are experiencing a moment of bliss?
When you have that moment where everything feels right in your world and you feel alive that is bliss.
Finding it difficult to contain your excitement is a complete moment of bliss.
A side effect of experiencing this blissful moment is that you are vibrating at a higher frequency. When we are in this high vibration, everything just feels amazing. You can see things with clarity and have a deep understanding of who you are. A blissful moment is being comfortable in your own skin.
How do we bring more of this bliss into your everyday life?
We don’t want to feel blissful just every now and then. We want more of this happens, and we want it all the time.
The short answer is, do all the things that make you happy and that excite you and tune out any outside influences that may interfere.
Following your bliss is not just an idea in your head. Being happy is a continued creation meeting your needs so you can create the life you desire.
Creating a blissful life is actively engaging every single day and take action. It is not sitting on the sideline and watching just pass by. When we allow life to just happen we will find ourselves frustrated and stuck.
Following your bliss is following your dreams, the passions that ignite you from within. It’s more than just a calling because you know you want happiness every single day.
Having a blissful life is a journey and never a destination and you don’t have to wait to create a blissful life. You can have it right now!
6 tips to have bliss in your life.
- Be grateful and give daily recognition of everything amazing in your life. In your gratitude practice, include your successes for that day. It is so powerful to affirm gratitude and success to bring in more happiness.
- Allow yourself to be open and curious about opportunities and the people that come into your life. There is so much we can learn from each other and just maybe you learn something new about yourself.
- Connect with your friends by letting them know what they mean to you with kind words and compliments. Allow time for them because sharing laughter with others is much more conducive to your happiness.
- Make blissful living your purpose and do that deliberately. Even when things aren’t going as perfect as hoped there is always something to learn form. It creates room for growth and a deeper understanding.
- Do the things that make you happy! Work in a career that you would do for free, engage in activities that are fun for you such as hobbies and make your home exactly what you want it to be.
- Be you without apology because life is too short to be anyone else. You will attract happiness and the right kind of people when you allow yourself to just be your true self.
A blissful life is a choice. It is not something that just happens to some people.
When focusing on all the negative things in your life, bliss will not be present. Instead, it will feel unreachable. Decide today that you want a blissful life and focus on the positive and include the 6 steps of blissful living.
Remember when you were little and you were dreaming about all the things you would do one day.
You knew that when you were all grown up you would be
- a dancer
- an artist
- an astronaut
- a doctor
- a veterinarian
- a writer
- a police officer
- a firefighter
- a lawyer
- a rancher
And the list goes on and on. And it changed all the time because when you were little, you wanted to do all the things.
And the adults in your life, they smiled at your ability to dream, wishing to never need or want to crush your dreams. And as you got older, slowly you were told to be realistic while still supporting the notion that you can be anything you wanted to be, with hard work of course.
And their let downs were sometimes gentle, sometimes not so much. But it was their own projection, their own regret and their own fears that stopped them from doing what they love and becoming who they wanted to be… who they were inside on the deep.
But there is so much beauty in being a human and having the amazing brains you do. You can change our mind.
I once thought that I wanted to be a certified public accountant. I am good with the details and Accounting 101 came easily to me. It’s not that I loved math or anything but tracking all the financial business needs, it was fun. For a while anyway.
But then I started working in an office for 8 hours a day. Day in and day out it was the exact same thing. Review this, write a check for that and balance whatever needed balancing.
I was bored out of my freaking mind. The only thing that pretty much kept me going was my artwork. And I simultaneously decided to start selling my work. The work I have been given away for free for the better of 10 years.
And I realized that I lost the ability to dream big over the years due to no fault of my own.
As kids, we are told to dream big.
As teens, we are told to get real.
And we are left with mixed messages: to dream big or not to dream big. We are left in the middle of the confusion. To go after our dreams to not go after our dreams.
And frankly, that’s a problem.
Sure, some things we may want to do may require a clear-cut trajectory and maybe for *some* things it may be a little too late. And yet at the same time, I totally believe, anything and everything IS possible.
All you need to do is give yourself permission.
Give yourself permission to believe that you can.
Give yourself permission that you can figure out how.
Give yourself permission to be, do and have whatever the heck it is you want.
Because the reality is, the only one and the only thing that is stopping you is YOU!
What you tell yourself every single day is your truth.
Do you like what you are telling yourself, or do you wish it was a different story?
What if in your struggles, someone told you they feel inspired by you? What if in your frustration, someone asked you, how do you do it? How do you show up every single day?
It can be incredibly hard to get up every single morning and do the same shit, again and again. But I tell you to get through the good stuff, this is in a way necessary.
Why would the struggle and frustration be necessary?
So, you can change it. So, you can state out loud that you had enough, that you are ready and willing for change and most importantly, you are willing to look at yourself in a different way.
Struggle and frustration are teachers.
Teachers to show you what you don’t want but ultimately, they teach you that you have a choice.
You have a choice in the story you tell yourself every single day.
From the time, you open your eyes until you lay your head down on your pillow.
You have a choice.
You can stay in that same story of frustration and struggle and wonder when life will change and become easier.
Or you simply decide to change your story.
But don’t be fooled because it will not eradicate the struggle or the frustration. In fact, it will bring in new ones because your ego loves your suffering. It wants you to keep playing in the field of life never being easy. It wants to validate that life is freaking hard every single day.
Let me share an example with you.
For many years, I told everyone I was a foster kid reject. Rejected by my parents, foster parents, the system, which then followed that I would, of course, be rejected by potential partners, soulmates, and my dream career.
It made total sense.
I struggled to keep a roof over my head, to put food on the table, to maintain relationships and friendships.
And I couldn’t see how this was ever going to change, except that I needed to win the lottery or something and all my problems would be solved.
I didn’t win the lottery.
What I did win was a change of perspective.
What if my attitude, my choices and the story I told myself were the keys to unlocking what I needed to feel less struggle and less frustration.
And I made the decision to rewrite my story.
I am a foster kid success.
Changing this one sentence, made a difference because I could see and acknowledge everything I had overcome and made happen.
And just like that, the struggle was different, the frustration was different and my life was different.
Sometimes, all you have to do is change one word or one sentence.
Make a choice to change your story and watch your life unfold in ways you never imagined.