"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, April 10, 2016

* NOSTALGIC SUNDAY *

It's Time for Another Nostalgic Sunday
 

From the time I wrote my post about Merle Haggard on Thursday afternoon, and today during the early afternoon, I had two of those Twilight Zoney happenings... otherwise known as those incidents of Cosmic Encouragement (thanks again to Connie's comment in an April 2010 blog post of mine!)

For now, I'm not going to share what happened, but please don't think it was something so magnificent or weird or bad. I just don't have the time and the mental strength to write about it properly. (I've been de-cluttering my home office this evening like the Tasmanian Devil!)



What does any of this have to do with Nostalgic Sunday?
Memories and Writing...and Following My Bliss
 
 
I'll be back soon, but for now I want to urge all of you to follow your bliss. The first time I heard the poem below, it was from a new writer friend and mentor...and it was a life-changing moment,
 
"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 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.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.”
-- Joseph Campbell
 
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10 comments:

  1. You know, while I can see the sense in that, I have no idea what my bliss is...
    Happy decluttering.

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    1. Hi Sue! Thanks! I had no idea what my bliss was for many years...until I realized I could write, and then I realized THAT was my passion...THAT was my bliss!

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  2. First I think I have to find my bliss. I'm pretty sure the ocean is a big part of it. all those crashing waves :)

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    1. Hi River! The ocean is definitely a blissful sight to see!

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  3. I have to make myself declutter, but always feel so much better after I do. Good luck!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Hi Pat! I do the best cleaning, of any kind, when I'm in the mood to do it LOL...and have the right kind of music playing...loud! :)

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  4. Today would be a good day to declutter my desk. I wonder if I will get to it.

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  5. Decluttering can be a thoroughly therapeutic and enlightening endeavour. Fill your sails and go with your cosmic encouragement! Carry on and we'll catch up with you when you get back :)

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  6. Good luck with your decluttering, Becky. Sometimes we need to get a fresh start to make progress. Glad to hear you are having some cosmic encouragement to get you motivated. :)

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  7. I'm working at following my bliss. I think I'm getting better at it as the years roll along…

    =)

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