How to Follow Your Bliss

Posted on: June 18, 2012 Category: Self Mastery

Have you ever felt unmotivated? Do you ever dread doing something? Do you keep putting off things you think you should? Well, it’s time you follow your bliss!

The phrase “follow your bliss” resonates very deep within me. There was a point in time where I a living, breathing person, but deep down, I was spiritually dead. I lost my spark, I did not know what I wanted to do with my future, and I buried all my dreams in the past and never looked back. Looking back, those were very gloomy days, but still I would not have had it any different way. My entire experience has made me a stronger person, and has shaped me into the person I am today. But if there was something I could have told myself, it would have been “follow your bliss, your dreams, your intuition”.

I truly believe that when we are following our purpose in life, everything comes naturally and easily to us. When we try to force and build our own path different from what the Universe has intended for us, we struggle, feel resistance and sooner or later, we may find ourselves back on our intended path. All I can say is, the Universe has great, amazing plans for you. All you need to do is trust, have faith, and follow your bliss. When you follow your bliss, when you are living your purpose, everything feels peaceful, calm and every moment is beautiful! Today, I’m happy to report that I have finally found my spark back, and I am enjoying every moment in this journey of life!

So – how do you know what your bliss is? Mastin sums it up beautifully in the quote below:

If you knew that you were already dead,

If you knew you had nothing to lose,

If you knew that anything was possible,

What would you do?

-Mastin Kipp @ The Daily Love

Take action now:

1. Take a piece of paper and answer the quote above. (You may come up with a few answers!)

2. Under each answer, write a step YOU can take to position yourself closer to your bliss.

3. Schedule a date and time for each action from Step 2. Write it in your diary/your planner/your wall. And then DO IT! Show your commitment, show up, and whatever you want you shall have.

Bonus: Remember, when you are following your bliss – you feel inspired, you feel at ease, you feel flow. There is no need for force, there is no need to create motivation – because there is unlimited inspiration.

In the comments below: Tell me – are you following your bliss? Do you feel a certain way when you ARE following your bliss? I’d love to know! :)

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  1. Such a great reminder. It’s easy to forget as we get caught up in the busy-ness of our day to day lives. Great post.

  2. Great post, Jia Ni. I can see that you are following your bliss and you wear it well. I look forward to more of your posts. And, yes, sometimes we have to schedule it!

  3. brittni says:

    Great reminder. I think the best way to describe following your bliss is that “at ease” feeling you mentioned. That’s when you really know you are headed down the right path.

  4. kathryn says:

    Great Post, I completely agree with you, everything changed for me when I started following my bliss ;)

  5. Jovanka says:

    So wonderful! And so needed after a long, hard day of work and somehow still feeling behind, overwhelmed and stressed. Need to be reminded to stop and enjoy the process, even when you are having a hard day, doing what you love. Thanks!

    • Jia Ni says:

      Thank you so much!! Love what you say about enjoying the process – so true! We tend to focus on the outcome and forget about the journey. But the journey is part of the whole magical process, always. xo

  6. Awesome post! I agree. And, yes, I’m following my bliss. Mastin has been very inspirational to me as well. I love his quote above and I love how you extended it and created questions to help people find and follow their bliss. Great job!

    • Jia Ni says:

      Thank you so much Leanne! So happy for you that you are following your bliss!! And yes, Mastin is very inspiring. TDL emails inspire me everyday. :) xo

  7. Cathy Sykora says:

    Great blog! I wonder how different our lives would be if we asked ourselves this daily!

  8. Kimberley says:

    What a fabulous phrase! Love that quote by Mastin too. I am certainly following my bliss. I am currently taking a long wander overseas and am MISSING my work. I know I must be on the right path if I miss my students and what I’m doing back home. :)

    • Jia Ni says:

      Hi Kimberly! That is awesome! You definitely know that you ARE following your bliss when the absence of it makes your heart crave and miss it! SO happy for you!! xo

  9. Candice says:

    Beautiful post Jia Ni! I am all for following your passion and finding your bliss. I am halfway there (call me part-time blissful) and totally appreciate that life flows much more smoothly when you are in that place. Love your site too by the way :) xx

    • Jia Ni says:

      Thank you so much Candice! It’s awesome that you are part-time blissful (love that phrase too!) and soon to be full-time blissful! So excited to meet up with you this weekend! xo

  10. Rebecca says:

    Love this Jia Ni! This is a topic I’m so passionate about. Life is too short for us not to follow our bliss! And the quote by Mastin sums that up entirely.

    Like Candice, I’d say I’m part-time blissful! There are parts of my life that aren’t lighting me up, but I’m working on changing them and making beautiful things happen. I long to wake up excited, and I can sense that those days aren’t far away!

    • Jia Ni says:

      You inspire me Rebecca! :) I agree with you so much – life is too short not to follow our bliss.

      So excited for you to be in a place of full-time bliss soon! Please keep me updated on your amazing journey! xo

  11. So true! I’m lucky in that answering the quote I’d just keep on doing what I’m already doing. Having lost my bliss and then finding it I’m determined to stay in this flow where everything is great. Awesome – I’m 111% committed to my bliss. What a great statement! That’s made my day. Thank you!

    • Jia Ni says:

      Wow, Tabitha! That is so awesome! It makes me so happy that you found your bliss and you are living and breathing it! Thank YOU for your comment! Inspiring! :) xo

  12. Hi Jia Ni ~ Well said! I am passionate about this too. Imagine a world where we have truly embraced our dreams and allow ourselves to be guided by our intuition? What would be possible?

    • Jia Ni says:

      Thank you Monica! What a great question! If everyone did what made them happy, everyone would be so much more free and empowered, and the world would be GREAT, since I truly believe that every negative emotion exists because there is some sense of loss of freedom. :) xo