If you 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. Wherever you are — if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.

Joseph Campbell – The Power of Myth

Now, I came to this idea of bliss because in Sanskrit, which is the great spiritual language of the world, there are three terms that represent the brink, the jumping-off place to the ocean of transcendence: sat-chit-ananda. The word “Sat” means being. “Chit” means consciousness. “Ananda” means bliss or rapture. I thought, “I don’t know whether my consciousness is proper consciousness or not; I don’t know whether what I know of my being is my proper being or not; but I do know where my rapture is. So let me hang on to rapture, and that will bring me both my consciousness and my being.” I think it worked.

Joseph Campbell – The Power of Myth

Here is an excerpt from a interview with him. Check it out!

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  1. There are things we do for bliss or rapture ,passion love, fun, and things we do for money, if the 2 come together, no pun intended, the bliss is even more special.

  2. Hi

    I read ‘hero with a thousand faces’ years ago and thought it was great.

    Good post. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

  3. Thanks alot Steve. I have been recommended that too. If you get to it before me let me know how it goes.

  4. Rob

    Excellent site… You have a new reader!
    Too many people equate doing what you want to do with being selfish, which is tragic.

    It is not selfish to give yourself fully to the world.
    Rob




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