Following Bliss

“Following bliss” is a popular term advising you to pursue what you perceive to be your source of joy and deep purpose. It’s a paraphrase of mythologist Joseph Campbell’s directive, “Follow your bliss.” According to Campbell, the decision to pursue what we feel to be our calling opens the door to a life of meaning and accomplishment.


Follow Your Bliss

From Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers, Episode 4, "Sacrifice and Bliss" - the mythologist and the journalist discuss the idea of bliss (Sanskrit - ananda), and how it can come to serve as a wellspring in one's life.

Unconditional Bliss: Finding Happiness in the Face of Hardship

When personal tragedy struck, Howard Cushnir already knew the Zen practice of staying in the moment. But he wasn't prepared for the gift of grace he received.

Follow Your Bliss

Your interests in life drive your character strengths and vice versa. Bring the two together and you have a recipe for success in life.

And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.


Great Advice from Joseph Campbell (Follow Your Bliss)

From a 1987 documentary, this wonderful bit of advice from Joseph Campbell has stuck with me over the years.

The Art of Bliss: Finding Your Center, Getting in the Flow, and Creating the Life You Desire

In her lighthearted, easy-to-read style, Tess Whitehurst introduces you to the nine life keys: serenity, life path, synchronicity, creativity, romance, radiance, prosperity, resilience, and synergy.

4 Myths About Following Your Bliss

Moyers asks what seems like such a complicated question — what happens when you pursue your passion, when you connect to your inner knowing and take inspired action to make your dreams a reality? It all sounds so difficult, so challenging, so overwhelming.

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.


Deepak Chopra on Following Your Bliss (Make Your Passion Your Paycheck)

Deepak Chopra on How to Follow Your Bliss for "Make Your Passion Your Paycheck" with Jamie Zimmerman, MD What do you think Joseph Campbell meant when he said follow your bliss? When Joseph Campbell said follow your bliss, he was talking about a concept that’s very well known in the East.

The Hidden Power of “Follow Your Bliss”

When you take the popular phrase “Follow your bliss” and trace it back to its source, something more powerful was intended.