Welcome to the revolution of bliss! I’m so happy you’ve joined us.
Wherever you are, bliss is. What is bliss? Well, only you can answer that for yourself. Crazy, huh? Don’t you just hate it when people say things like that? Ahh…. But read on.
I have created the revolution of bliss because bliss is something you cannot tell anyone how to find. Words defy the purest experience of it. It is personal. It is mystical. And, it can be miraculous. This is why it must be sought out and found for ourselves, each of us in our own way and by our own definition. I created this website to be simply…
A series of bold reference points. We are all Explorers. We need markers for our adventurous exploration, to help us decipher what life is to us in a moment, or in the greatest picture.
How do you get to bliss, when only despair is in sight? How do you feel hope when you feel powerless in an instant around that particular someone, or something in your life? What would it be like to walk in authenticity every moment of your life?
What will be your answers?
And the exploration begins…
Marker one… Bliss, as defined by Merriam-Webster.
bliss (noun) — 1) complete happiness; 2) PARADISE, HEAVEN
A second marker… from Joseph Campbell, American mythologist, writer and lecturer of the 20th century.
Creation is a sustained period of bliss, even though the subject can still be very sad. Because there’s the triumph of coming through and understanding that you have, and that you did it the only way you could do it. You didn’t do it the way somebody told you to do it.
— Alice Walker, 20th & 21st Century writer of The Color Purple and more
— Thomas Gray, 18th Century writer
And yet others…
Heartache is very fertile ground for song-making but so is happiness, so is absolute bliss.
— KD Lang, 20th Century popular singer & songwriter
If I could learn to treat triumph and disaster the same, then I would find bliss.
— Kathie Lee Gifford, TV personality
I envy people with dreams and passion, but I don’t think that way. I still don’t have a ‘bliss’ to follow. For people like me – I suspect that’s most people – holding out for a ‘dream’ or ‘passion’ is paralyzing. I just like having work that I enjoy that feels meaningful. That’s hard enough… but it’s enough.
— Jane Pauley, TV News personality
And one last… for good measure.
— Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of Transcendental Meditation
You see bliss can be defined very differently by so many. It can also be defined by everything in a person’s life, or by nothing at all. For myself, I had no idea what bliss was. I was like Jane Pauley. I had no idea what “following your bliss” meant. And it was right there and then, in that inquiry, that my journey began. I wanted to know. I wanted to experience ecstasy, and bliss. I knew that they could exist inside the realm of sexuality. Those were no-brainers for me. However, I saw the possibility that ecstasy and bliss could exist outside the realm of sexuality. (And what I’m not talking about is occupying oneself with material or immaterial things, places or people outside of you. What I am speaking of is the experience of ecstasy and bliss from within.)
What about the Whirling Dervishes, members of a Muslim (specifically Sufi) religious order who first appeared in the 12th century? In most Sufi orders, a dervish is known to practice dhikr through physical exertions (whirling), or religious practices to attain the ecstatic trance to reach God.
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What about powerful breathing exercises that leave you in a state of ecstasy? From yoga to other spiritual and non-spiritual practices that use breathing as an avenue to experience states of ecstasy and bliss.
What about meditation? Transcendental Meditation, as we quoted Maharishi Mahesh Yogi the founder of Transcendental Meditation technique above, is an apt path for experiencing bliss.
The key to experiencing bliss within yourself is to be willing. Willingness is number one. Because for a great many of us, complaining and finding the negative side of 80% of our life experiences is where we place the bulk of our focus and our attention. Complaints and negativity are not synonymous with a willingness to be surprised and delighted by life. That harkens back to the saying, “Do you want to be right, or happy?”
Bliss is our natural state. Joy is our natural state. There is nothing we need do, achieve or attain to get to the experience of bliss. So come with me as I initiate a revolution and evolution of bliss for all human beings. There are innumerable ways to experience bliss, and we will explore much of it here. Come back… again and again to get what you want.
Okay, okay. One last marker for your adventure. Just for fun! I won’t resist.
Strong emotions such as passion and bliss are indications that you’re connected to Spirit… When you’re [connected], you activate dormant forces, and the abundance you seek in any form comes streaming into your life.
— Wayne Dyer, 20th & 21st Century writer of many self-empowerment books
by Monique McIntyre, Fierce Purveyor of Bliss — the revolution of bliss
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