Whomp….upside the head! This idea of “bliss” has been rolling around the old noggin and showing up on my radar quite a bit lately.
So, I went in search to find out more information and nail down what is this elusive connected “state of being.”
This post kicks it off! Look Out!
My mental ramblings typically center in or around how to manage personal change.
This is not a detour. What started as one blog post evolved into three.
Why “3” blog posts you ask? (you are wondering, right?) Because, bliss, happiness, and joy are partners, partner!
Bliss is not something you chase or strive for. You connect to it.
Let’s Go…..This thing called Bliss.
I’ve often wondered about this elusive thing. You see, it is said to be indescribable.
I’m not going to go into any real depth on these two articles (read more above).
I will, however, share their universal idea of attaining a “stillness of mind.”
How can you define it? ELUSIVE would be a fitting description for this connected state.
A definition of “bliss” is an experience that transcends all our senses, all our internal and external circumstances, and is mutually inclusive to boot.
What am I saying? Anyone and everyone can experience this wonderful connected state of being.
There are no hindrances to one’s capacity to achieve it.
Fretful, Forlorn, & Unfocused?
Do you constantly strive to attain happiness? Do you practice being still and present?
The thread throughout both the above articles is the act of being still.
Not necessarily meaning inactive as in motion, but a stillness one can acquire and apply to the mind.
There are noises and influences we encounter daily that mess with our square. You know, your peace of mind!
Stillness equals calmness, which helps us to transcend all the daily and life mess.
When my newest life journey began a decade ago, I came across this term.
In my personal questing, ways to transcend the mundane and noise come through a willingness to engage in a consistent practice — spiritual and otherwise.
What do I do? I pray a lot.
Praying helps me to still a rather CHATTY Mind and thus open up to possibilities. I am a professional at overthinking and meaning-making!!!
I also pray/meditate when doing things such as make the bed, make coffee, wash the dishes, do laundry.You get the idea!
Bring the action of calmness to everything you do and encounter.
I know this sounds easier said than done. But you will see, as I have learned, a practice to still the mind will aid to be in the present moment.
Your new BFF? Daily Blissfull Moments.
It definitely did not happen overnight for me. I still work at it. Real Talk!
My bliss encounters began with small steps through meditation in addition to prayer.
I have come to believe, as many others do, it is in our “right now” moments we connect with the partners — bliss, happiness, and joy.
You see, this is where they live…..right now in the present.
One suggestion to still the mind is through meditation. I advocate and mention this tool as a great addition to one’s personal change toolbox.
Pray, meditate, do yoga. Practice be-ing in the moment in 5-minute intervals, if need be. Whatever works, Right?!
Lo & Behold…..Here is something to aid you with your stillness…..
I joined these two activities “yoga and meditation” together as a form of harmonious association. The emphasis is to use the activities in concert to bring mental calmness and presence into your daily space.
A manner of living…
The “Blissipline System” Vishen Lakhiani (chapter 7 in his book: The Code of the Extraordinary mind).
And, If you like life hacking like I like life hacking…..this man’s got something for ya! worth the read!
On a closing note…..PSA
What is the importance of bliss in your life, daily and otherwise?
Well, for one reason, it will enhance your sense of well-being.
For another reason, it will expand your capacity for empathy and compassion towards others.
And, for a third reason, it will enable you to make better decisions.
Who doesn’t want that?!
My darlings, as always and with Mighty Love, I encourage you to be curious, question, and manage change like a boss! We are gonna hit up Happiness next time.