How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life by Maria Popova

http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/04/09/find-your-bliss-joseph-campbell-power-of-myth/

Fascinating piece from Maria about Joseph Campbell, and ‘follow your bliss’:-

‘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.

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If you do 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. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.’

Joseph Campbell

Just so.

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Counselling Exeter since 1994

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