A Time of Bliss

“Two roads diverged in a wood. And I, I took the road less traveled by and it has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

How do you know which road to take? Or what the right choice is? Or what the next step should be? There’s that feeling in your gut, the tingling in your heart. Something’s telling you to take that job. Run that marathon. Go on that cruise. The reason may not always be rational. But you’ll know in your gut when the circumstances are right. It’s that unexplainable feeling of inspiration you get. You’ve got what it takes to make it happen and you’re ready to go. So then, what’s stopping you? Self doubt, worry, conflict. Steven Pressfield, the author of “The War of Art”, calls it resistance.

Whatever that thing is that’s preventing you from doing what your heart desires, let it go, give it some room to breathe. What’s the meaning of life if you’re not doing what you love, not following your bliss, not spending time with the people who matter most to you. Steven Pressfield is right about resistance. Art should not be compared to war. It should be compared to bliss. Forget what your peers and friends say. Let go of the thoughts in your mind that prevent you from following your heart.

When you hear bliss calling, answer back. “I will do anything it takes to be within a constant state of bliss.” Of course, it’s much easier to do what you already know. Following your heart requires some sort of belief in yourself and faith. Bliss leads you into the unknown. But that’s where you find your truest form of happiness and well being. Do not fear the unknown. Embrace it, try to enjoy it. Have the patience to sit in the unknown, because soon enough time will fill that space for you.

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