Friday, March 22, 2013

"Follow Your Bliss"

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
 - Joseph Campbell   

This picture was taken on a family vacation to Wyoming. I love this picture because of the look on my face - it was a moment of pure bliss! Since I was a little girl, I've been in love with horses, but growing up in the suburbs of a big city, followed by all the trappings of adulthood buried this childhood desire - until this vacation.

For me, a horse is great medication! What is your "horse"? What makes you happy? Is there something you loved as a child that has fallen by the wayside over the years because of lack of time, money, or proximity, or because it isn't "grown-up" enough? Well, find that thing and DO IT - somehow make it happen. Life is full enough of the things we have to do, why not do at least one thing that you truly want to do. You deserve JOY in your life, but only you can make it happen; so here's your first assignment:
  1. Think about one thing that brings you pure joy {children, mate, family, don't count this time!} If you are having trouble with this one, try going back to childhood for ideas. ;)
  2. Draft a realistic plan to make it happen - realistic, but not self-limiting.
  3. START.
  4. See what unfolds! 

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
 - Joseph Campbell

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