We are so engaged in doing things to achieve purpose of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about. When we quit thinking primarily of ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a transformation of consciousness. THE ADVENTURE IS ITS OWN REWARD. YOU THEN FOLLOW YOUR BLISS.
The Native Americans see a BLISS by living with a spiritual power. For them the spiritual power consists of four parts; WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, CIRCLE, and LOVE (or TALENT), There has to be an understanding, a COMPASSION, for another.
Life has pain, but COMPASSION is what gives it the possibility of continuing. COMPASSION is the awakening of the heart from self-interest to HUMANITY. The word COMPASSION literally means “suffering with.” As we have learned from a past post on the CIRCLE, the CIRCLE is completed if we live with COMPASSION, EMPATHY, RESPECT, WISDOM and GRATITUDE. The CIRCLE is a LIFE OF BLISS.
To FOLLOW YOUR BLISS one should possess COMPASSION for others. There should be no fear in your HEART when FOLLOWING YOUR BLISS. When you are FOLLOWING YOUR BLISS there is something inside you that knows when you’re on the beam or off the beam. If you get off the beam to earn money, you’ve lost your life. If you stay on the beam you HAVE YOUR BLISS. IT IS NOT THE DESTINATION IT IS THE JOURNEY.
GO, FOLLOW YOUR BLISS.
Categories: PERSPECTIVES Philosophical Perspective
Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.
Consistently proving valuable life’s lessons. The journey is the joy and what we leave behind reinforces who we are. Being empathetic is the one quality that helps identify “ if we choose tofeed the good wolf, or the bad wolf”.
Thank you for sharing your wisdom and kindness with those who open their hearts and minds to listen… and learn. My Best
Very often I am challenged with the need to preserve self-worth by gauging it upon how I perform as compared to others. I find this spiritual work very often on the pickleball court. Winning being the gauge, rather than the gratitude of being given the gift to PLAY pickleball. There are many who do not have this opportunity and range of freedom, so why does it not come easier to tap into THAT gratitude. It takes PRACTICE of self-awareness to my thoughts and attitude, and for that awareness I am grateful. I am grateful for this post as a reminder to thrive in the journey and be one with my fellows, on and off the pickleball court.
Wow! So well said and probably no truer words have been spoken…just beautiful. 💜