Happiness and finding your bliss

Happiness and finding your bliss

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The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage ~ Carrie Jones

I know that today’s title seems a little odd, if you’ve found your bliss you should be happy right?  In fact I believe you would be, and we’ve talked here on many occasions about ways in which you can work toward doing that very thing.  In a perfect world we all would have the time to experiment, meditate and figure out what drives our passion.  However most of us don’t live in that perfect world, we live in a less than perfect place.  If we could all go back in time I’m sure we’d do things different in our younger years, take our time, experiment and travel more, delay the encumbrances and responsibilities of our lives just a bit longer.   But we didn’t, so now what do we do?

For many of us our work is just that, work, it’s not our passion or our dream job, it’s just a way to make a living.  Not that it’s necessarily a bad job, I’m sure there are elements of your job that you like and if it was truly awful you would find a way to change.  So the trick of it is how to we begin to find that special thing we want to do in our life while still earning a living, taking care of family and our other responsibilities.  The answer of course is the same as to the question of how to eat an elephant, you take small bites and keep on eating.

The secret is first to figure out what it is that you could do that would truly make you happy.  Sounds easy doesn’t it?  In fact I think this is the hardest part, because what it takes to accomplish this is giving yourself the space and time to think/meditate on the idea.  Some of us are list makers, some of us are dreamers, everyone has their own way of figuring things out.  What most of us don’t have is the time to do it.

So step 1, can you carve out a few minutes every day to contemplate the idea, plan to take a weekend and make a retreat focused on answering this question.  Small bites and keep on eating.  The next two parts are easier, once you’ve identified what work will make you happy, it’s a just a matter of planning, action, time and patience.  Again, not easy, but certainly accomplishable and my friends believe me, you can do it.

On the way to the new destination in your life, don’t forget to smell the roses along the way and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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