Mythologist and author Joseph Campbell urged people to “follow your bliss.”
I hear Campbell quoted a lot, but I suspect a lot of people look at this as wishy-washy advice. They don’t really believe it. They don’t take it to heart.
How do I know this? Well, look around you. How many people do you know that are really following their bliss?
Are YOU following your bliss?
I once read about a man who first saw the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” in his teens. He became enthralled with that movie. He watched it over and over. After awhile, he realized he had memorized the entire film. He began entertaining friends at parties by acting out various scenes (and playing all the different parts).
Why was he doing this?
No “sensible” reason. He was just having fun! He was indulging his passion. He was following his bliss. I mean, what practical value could come out of memorizing all the lines in “It’s a Wonderful Life”?
Several years later, he developed a successful one-man show, during which he acted out every part in the story. He began making a living doing what he loved to do, all because he watched a movie that he loved over and over, and kept playing around with it, never worrying about whether his obsession made sense, whether it was a waste of time, whether it had any real value.
He was just happy!
I wonder what would happen for you, if you gave yourself permission to do that?
What if you followed your bliss? Do you even know what it is anymore?
(If you don’t remember what bliss feels like…it’s still there. It’s just hiding beneath all the “shoulds” and “practicalities” in your life, waiting for you to rediscover it).
Here’s a quote from one of the Abraham seminars (Abraham is a group of entities channeled by Esther Hicks to teach about the Law of Attraction).
Abraham states: “Say yes to whatever it is. Because if you say yes to it and then you get in the middle of it, and you say, ‘Uh oh, this isn’t really turning out the way I wanted it to,’ then out of that is born another desire. And as you say yes to that, then it turns out. And you say, ‘Well, it’s still not quite right.’ So you have another desire… Until eventually you get it exactly right. You cannot get it wrong. No creation is ever complete. Just do it.”
Follow your bliss! (And by the way, if you are one of those people who are bold enough to believe that following your bliss might actually have some practical value…if you like learning about how to turn what you love into a viable business, you might want to mark your calendar now for the workshop I’m doing in St. Louis on Saturday, May 13th with Dr. Samantha St. Julian.
The workshop is called Marketing with Heart and Soul: Filling Your Practice while Staying True to Your Values. Samantha and I love empowering professionals in private practice to do more of what they love by attracting ideal clients and new income streams.
AND we are offering a FREE sneak preview of the workshop in the form of a TeleSeminar on 15 Mistakes Solo Practitioners Make that Cost them Clients and Money…
AND you can enter a contest to win a seat at the Marketing with Heart and Soul workshop!
Find out about all of it at http://KimberlySchneider.com/