Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tips for Living Wicca: Listen to Joseph Campbell

I was on the topic of Joseph Campbell the other day, which prompted me to look into my Joseph Campbell books more, which reminded me of another bit of wisdom from the man:

Follow your bliss. 

Yes, it's so simple; but it makes a great personal motto. Campbell felt true happiness came from taking time every day, even if only 30 minutes, to follow your bliss--- to do something that you truly love to do.

I've learned in my life that stuff doesn't make you happy; oh, you get a spontaneous rush when you get things, but it's fleeting. Then you set your sights on more stuff for the next rush. I've also learned that people can't make you happy. Happiness is not something you find outside of yourself, or that something someone gives you. 

Happiness is something you have to find within yourself. 

Remember The Charge of the Goddess:  for if that which you seek, you find not within yourself, you will never find it without.

My Tip for You Today:
Is to follow Joseph Campbell's advice and follow your bliss

Choose something that's both practical and accessible-- following your bliss is not pining over the blissful thing you wish you could do. It's finding something that brings you  bliss here and now-- reading a book, watching a movie, going on a nature walk, painting, dancing, letting a piece of chocolate melt slowly on your tongue (remember, though, that over-indulgence in certain things is not bliss, it's a form of bondage, so be careful with vices). 

My bliss is nature (gardening, nature walks, etc.), arts and crafts, and going to Disney World.

What's your bliss? Please share it below:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the insightful post. I've never took time to think about what makes me happy or blissful. My bliss is wondering in the woods or yard observing different plants, rocks, trails, or wildlife I haven't noticed before or how they have changed since I last seen them. I really need to do it more often because I need more bliss added to my live and more stress taken away from it.