The following is one of the most famous of statements about bliss and how to utilize it…
What is “bliss”? How do you follow it exactly… like balloons parading in the sky or through a labyrinth?
Some of us, when we hear “follow your bliss,” begin our journey immediately. Some of us have been experimenting with the “how-to” for all our lives. For most of us, it’s as abstract as the term we hear constantly, “Be yourself” … Who the heck is that?
My name is Monique McIntyre, and I’ve been trying to figure out my bliss for all my life. It finally dawned on me that my bliss wasn’t about the doing. It was truly about the being.
Now, if you think you’ve heard that before, consider you have not.
I said… if you think you heard what I just said like something you’ve heard before, consider you have not heard what I just said.
Some of us think we have figured out what “being vs. doing” is all about, yet we’re still “doing” in this humongous effort to arrive at our “being.” We have bucket lists and laundry lists, but still have no idea that “being” includes no list… whatsoever. We have a concept, an idea in our heads that we must refer back to each time we try this thing called “being,” but we don’t yet live into this fully-functioning experience far beyond our reference thoughts and more in the world of “I’ve got this.”
It’s okay wherever we are on our path. Every one of us has to be somewhere. It’s all about the journey of evolution to me, and not the arrival at a goal.
My best life discovery? Realizing I was a “doing” machine invested in being, but frankly, I had a higher stake in getting it all done, and having it all together. I realized those both were goals I no longer wanted to fight with. They were goals I had been given by those that came before me, but they didn’t fit me. I was like a child swimming in my parents’ clothing as I played at being an adult. But the adult I was – the perfect fit – was still waiting to be tried on.
As I sought out the simplicity of my joy, and the depth of my presence, I was reminded of how to access my deepest joy: my bliss. And what I’ve taken away from the journey of my life, I’ve put down in these pages for you. Not as a formula. I never seek to give anyone a formula. I don’t believe there are any. Formulas speak to a “one size fits all” standard that couldn’t possibly do our uniqueness and individuality justice. So mine is a simple mantra…
Take what you want, what feels good, and leave behind anything that doesn’t resonate with you.
I am a fierce purveyor of bliss, and I will remind you that it is from a state of bliss that we are most effective, most productive and far happiest in life. Is this how it can be all the time? Hell, yeah! This revolution is about evolution. Yours.
This ain’t your mama’s positivity. This is real, authentic joy – the very nature of our souls. It doesn’t get better than this, kid!
Oh, wait… Yes, it can!