Wednesday, April 21, 2010

** I'm Following My Bliss **

Instead of ending with a quote like I usually do, this post itself will be almost entirely a quote. Robin Theiss enlightened me about Joseph Campbell and this quote when we had lunch last week. (Thank you, Robin!)

I'm feeling especially happy tonight, for a variety of reasons.

One, I just found out that my pal, Daisy, at Dancing With Daisy, received the job she recently interviewed for and really wanted! Congrats, Daisy! Y'all must visit her blog and watch/listen to the video she posted! : D

I'm also happy..... and blissful......just because! Just because I have wonderful writer friends, blogger friends, "normal" opposed to "abnormal" friends....a wonderful husband and family...AND, because I am "following my bliss"! I am a writer! I am writing my first book and I have a publisher! And, I truly believe every single word of the following quote:

"Follow your bliss.

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


  1. "Follow your Bliss" holds weighted truth. Thanks for this bit of inspiration.

  2. There's not a much better feeling than knowing you are pursuing your dreams. Congrats!


  3. Thank you for the link to my blog, Becky! That was very sweet of you. Thank you for the well wishes too!

    I think I am feeling the same way you are feeling right now with following my bliss. It's really a great feeling to actually be able to do what you dream about. I'm sure that must be how it feels for you too to be able to be writing your book. :-)

  4. Hi Linda! You are welcome! I cannot think of a more beautiful way to approach life. I promise to try and live each day "following my bliss"!

  5. Thanks, Pat! So true, although it can also feel scary and/or impossible at is the only way to live!

  6. Thanks, Daisy! And you're welcome for the blog shout-out! That video you have of David Bowie and Mick Jagger is a hoot!! But, as I said in my's also fabulous!
    I hope you, too, will continue to follow your bliss!

  7. Absolutely love the quote, Bec, and your wonderful new music too! Thanks for inviting me in for a listen! Teri

  8. Becky,
    Thank you for sharing this...I have often referred to this same feeling as 'being in the flow'...periods in my life when I am where I should be at the time I should be there doing exactly what I should be doing.

    It's heaven!


  9. Hi Teri! Hey, you don't need an "invitation" to read my blog! Glad you like the quote and music! Thanks for stopping by! Y'all come back soon, ya hear?! :)

  10. Hi Julia! Yes, I've been in those places before, too. I'm not sure how I used to refer to them, though....being in "the zone", or "rolling with the flow" maybe?It definitely IS heavenly! Another one I like, which is on a plaque hanging in our guest bedroom, says: Live as though heaven is on earth.

  11. That poem is wonderful! I think you were an answer to my prayers today! Thanks!

  12. Hey Tammy! Awwwww, thanks! I don't think I've ever been an answer to a prayer before! At least none that I've been told!! :D

  13. I second that "answer to my prayer" thing that Tam said. You are an answer to my prayers many a day, Bec. Teri

  14. Hey Teri....Geeez, if I keep getting all these wonderful accolades, I won't be fit to live with! :D But, Thanks!


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