Friday, February 22, 2008

follow your bliss


candycane, originally uploaded by boxersiciliano.

today at the bar after work..yes, I went to the bar after a long day at the ski mountain...did i mention employees get 2.50 pints of microbrew? ok..and I only had one cause at 9200 feet that is all i need...cheap date...anyway...i am home safe and writing now so there...i sat with a gentleman who is 53 years old and as we discussed skiing and cycling and life he suddenly said..."can i give you some advice?" sure...

"follow your bliss...if you do anything in life...follow your bliss." there, simply stated and presented to me again as if I can never hear it enough these days...follow your bliss...what that bliss is may not always be tangible and as I follow mine i realize that I don't always know what "it " is...but I do know that being happy on a consistent basis due to the environment, the friends, the work, the love, the passion of our life adds up to some damn good bliss...simply put, follow your bliss...whatever that bliss comes from. For me it is being in Colorado and living a life that in someways doesn't always seem real...sometimes i sit at a happy hour in boulder at the end of a day and it still feels like I am in a permanent mode of ski vacation or relaxation...it is just amazing how the every day things are so much easier here...maybe cause i was in LA for so long, everything just seems a tiny bit unreal...and then i realize, that this is the life i am creating in my bliss...that is our responsibility in this world...to follow our bliss...i don't think we can be reminded of this enough....so...remember to follow your bliss and don't be too hard on yourself about the definition of what that bliss means and where that bliss comes from...remember, it may not always feel blissful in the moment, but look around and make sure that you see the big picture...maybe a change needs to happen or a recognition of what "bliss" means to you...to me, at this moment, bliss is walking down the street and having sushi with my new found friends i have made in Boulder...

love and understanding.

5 comments:

amanda said...

Justin...
My connection is to you - as was the meaning of my blog...about you. I think a trip to Boulder would be perfect...we should get it on the calendar...I have so much to talk to you about...so put on the coffee...

Amanda

Swirly said...

Bliss exists in all those little moments, more than grand experiences. The other night on an evening to myself, it dawned on me how little it takes to make me feel blissfully happy.

Ms. Conley said...

Bliss....mmmmm....yes I love bliss and so happy you are enjoying yours. Had a moment of bliss myself recently and soon more with a photo excursion to Big Sur..I am feeling inspired.

amanda said...

Hey...
Are you o.k or just away on vaca??? It's noticible when you're not around...hurry back...
Amanda

amanda said...

O.K...now I'm really getting worried...
all my sunshine...
Amanda
Romel too