Rules of Happiness #4 – Follow Your Bliss – July 16 Inspiration

Happy Saturday! Are you doing anything special this weekend? Doing something you enjoy, maybe something blissful?

We are continuing to look at one rule each day for the rest of this month of July, excerpted from the Rules of Happiness (NOT an affiliate link) by Karl Moore.

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If you missed any, so far we have learned about:

Rule #1: Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself

Rule #2: Be Grateful

Rule #3: Say Yes More

 

And today’s rule to promote happiness is really fun…

Rule #4 – Follow Your Bliss

 

Bliss is what you’re doing when you’re wrapped up in the moment. When you’re so thrilled just to be doing it, it ceases even to be work anymore.

 

Your bliss occurs when you’re living in the moment, and time doesn’t really matter anymore. It’s not for the money, it’s for the pleasure.” –Karl Moore

When you follow your bliss,

doors will open where you would not

have thought there would be doors;

and where there wouldn’t be

a door for anyone else.”

Joseph Campbell

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My reflections:

I love this one. Seems just right for a Saturday, for following my passion and bliss in planning and continuing to work on quilt projects! I have some new orders and gifts to complete, and I’m looking forward to working on them. These were two of my most recent projects, for a self-proclaimed “foodie” who planned to put these banners in her kitchen.

                    Food banners created for an Etsy customer.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

What do you think about this rule?

Do you have something special in your life that evokes bliss and happiness? 

Is it something you can do today and/or this weekend?

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This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. I am going to have to look for this for this book, nice. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing. BTW I agree with all of these so far 100% It takes time… but it works.

  2. I enjoyed reading about bliss and happiness. I am most blissful when I am teaching others. Thanks for sharing!

  3. K-Lee, what a wonderful topic for today! I’m still trying to land on what “bliss” really is :-). I don’t agree with the last quote, that we must find extraordinary work to find bliss. Sometimes I’m in the Flow, in utter bliss, clearing and planting in my garden. I feel the presence of God there, and it’s very pleasant. Thanks for a fun and provocative post!

  4. Great advice. I, too, must get this book. My bliss is in my ministry. Most of the time it really doesn’t feel like work. But a blessing and a pleasure. Thanks for sharing these “rules.”

  5. Hi K. Lee,

    Wow, 1 happiness rule for each day of July? Ambitious undertaking – I Salute You!

    Bliss is a wonderful feeling that alludes many of us because we’re too busy trying to change that which we can’t control. Pity.

    Sweet post with heart-warming thoughts. Thanks,
    Edward

  6. Beautiful post!

    Finding happiness for me has to come from within first. My furkids are a sure way for me to find my happy place and bring me out of a funk. Spending time with my hubs and enjoying life is another happy place.

    Passing this along as I know some that could benefit from this post and book.

    Bren

  7. I think this is another way to say that you have to keep doing what you love. Life is short and it’s better spent doing what makes you happy. Fuel your passion and keep following your dreams!

  8. I love this saying, but I think for some people it can be hard to do. But when you have a blissful moment it truly is the best!

  9. I think we’ll all be much happier if we do indeed follow our bliss. Also, I love what you made, especially the angel food cake one!

  10. Gorgeous quilt! I agree living life in the moment is very blissful! Over the weekend I went to my son’s baseball tournament game and spent some quality time with my sisters who are my best friends. 🙂 BTW, love your posts xoxo

  11. I know what I enjoy and I know I love my family, but I don’t know if I have found my true bliss yet.

  12. Those are awesome quilts. you cleary have a talent and passion for them.

    Right now and as of this weekend my bliss was found playing the new Pokemon GO app. Just this evening I took a 2km walk to start with and tomorrow will be doing a 5km walk.It’s amazing and for the first time a video game has me excited to get out of the house.

  13. I think that books sounds like a good one. It’s so important for everyone to make sure they’re happy. It can really bring you down when you’re not.

  14. My happiness is my family and friends. So if I want to spend my day happy, I just run to them and spend quality time with them together.

  15. The book sounds so inspirational. I”m working on following my bliss right now!

  16. Oh wow, I am in love with those foodie banners – they are so well done. Creating art is the bliss that helps me relax.

  17. i feel bliss when ever i finish my work in a day. haha it feels good and makes me so much happier.

  18. I keep trying to follow my bliss. It’s not working out yet, but I’m still hanging in there!

  19. I think we’ll all be much happier if we do indeed follow our joy, our passions! Happiness comes from within!

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