Follow your bliss. – Joseph Campbell
The words are very precise, Joseph doesn’t say follow your desires or follow your happiness and certainly doesn’t ask us to follow our lusts.
Bliss is defined as follows by the Encarta World English Dictionary:
- complete happiness: perfect happiness
- spiritual joy: a state of spiritual joy
The definition begs the question, what is ‘perfect happiness’ and/or ‘spiritual joy’?
You must answer that for yourself. And to answer that question you must know yourself first.
So know yourself first, understand what makes you happy for the long run, understand your bliss and follow it…
Recommendation: Baksheesh and Brahman: Asian Journals—India (2003)–The thoughtful diary of Campbell’s life-changing trip to India