Finding your bliss is synonymous with living your life with purpose. And we are very blessed when we can find our bliss and do the things we love and are passionate about to help others and make the world a better place.
The happiest and most successful people are those who have managed to structure their activities around their gifts and passions. And I have a theory that if you begin with what you love, you will be successful at it. I don’t think Mrs. Fields set out to have a multimillion-dollar company. She just loved making cookies and that’s where it all began.
As a life coach, my greatest joy is to help other people find their bliss and watch people transform and be at their best, knowing they are living their dreams and goals, and ultimately fufilling their purpose on this planet.
Our lives are often more blessed than we realize. Many of us sometimes feel as if we’re on a treadmill, racing from one appointment to another. Our days are hectic and full of overflowing schedules – cooking, carpools, careers and demands on our time and energy, not to mention the joy and “busyness” of our families and the importance of nurturing our marriages. But there are often so many “to dos” on our list that the question of fulfilment and bliss gets lost in the shuffle.
And the question becomes, “Who has time for bliss, what is bliss anyway, and why is this so important?”
Bliss is a state of complete happiness, spiritual joy, deep fulfilment, and a sense of peace, enlightenment and even ecstasy. It is what we feel when we have learned the secrets of daily joy and fulfilment, and it is often the place we arrive at when we have found our purpose.
Each of us is born with a unique life purpose. We are all here for a reason, and we are all here to serve each other in some way. A life of purpose is not only a true expression of who we really are, it is our gift to the world.
When you are living your life “on purpose,” you find greater satisfaction and joy. As author and motivational speaker Napoleon Hill says, “There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants and a burning desire to possess it.”
I have a funny story to tell that illustrates this point. I tried for almost a year and a half to get my column, Life Coach Corner into The Canadian Jewish News. I was so passionate about writing about the secrets to a happier life, the power of kindness, how to get unstuck, how to tame your inner critic, how to find your passion and your purpose, that I was bursting to impart this information. I pitched the column to the editor of this paper. And from Jewish holiday to Jewish holiday, we would talk. He would say, “Let’s talk again after Rosh Hashanah,” or “It’s looking good, let’s talk after Pesach.” And a year of holidays went by.
But my focus was so clear and my belief in what I wanted to do was so strong that I kept trying. Once I sent more than 75 story ideas and a sample column and finally he agreed to meet with me. After our meeting, which was a good one, it still wasn’t finalized, but one day, I called him and said, “I have so many ideas and I think this is so important. We need good news and positive thinking in light of what’s going on in the world. Please let me write one column and we’ll take it from there.”
He finally gave me the chance I had been waiting for. Truthfully, I think he finally said yes just so I would stop calling. But the point is, when you’re passionate about doing something and you back it up with hard work, tenacity and joyfulness, you can’t help but make things happen.
Thank you for helping me find my bliss.