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Follow Your Bliss.

By January 27th, 202114 Comments
Follow Your Bliss.

by Bennii Blast of The Culture Pine

”Follow your bliss. That which you love, you must spend your life
doing, as passionately and as perfectly as your heart, mind and
instincts allow. The sooner you identify that bliss, which surely
resides in the soul of most human beings, the greater your chance of a
successful life.’’ [George Lois]

As children, our imaginations entertain us with the numerous roles we
aspire to become when we are ‘big enough’. From doctors, to vets,
designers, to models – we knew exactly what we wanted to be when we grew
up. Sure enough, the years pass by; we become older and less naive to
the world around us. In doing so, our dreams begin to fade as we realise
that it is going to take a little longer and involve more work than we
originally thought to reach our goals. We identified our idea of bliss –
then let it slip away.
As an Undergrad whom is closely approaching the end of my schooling
years, I have been inundated with the advice of those who have
previously walked my path, but somehow lost the ticket to their dreams.
With the need to survive as well as chasing their goals, working at a
‘temporary’ job is the obvious solution, but what happens when that
‘temporary’ job becomes permanent and you begin to lose sight of your
passion?


As cultural provocateur and advertising guru, George Lois, highlights in
the quote above; the sooner we identify what bliss means to us, the
better the chance we have at achieving success. Even though you may have
lost sight of your dreams; they are still there, waiting for you to
re-ignite them. Everyone has that one passion that they would give
anything to spend the rest of their life doing. Everyone has that
something which makes them happy. The trouble is; some of us deny
ourselves the chance to make a life out of what we are passionate
about…ending up in a place that we do not want to be.

Sometimes we make too many excuses or come up with a thousand reasons
why we cannot do something, giving up the fight for what we really want.
It is never too late to start believing that you can achieve success
and more importantly… 

Follow your bliss. 

What is your idea of bliss? Are you yet to follow it?

14 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    I am a undergraduate at UNLV almost enter my last semester majoring in criminal justice I want to attend law school. Growing up I thought it would be so easy no.stops just sailing alot like a boat smoothly with no bumps. That did not happen my mother became sick leukemia and I developed type 1 diabetes. I struggled because I have a job that is on workstudy on campus, so it not full time. I also do not have insurance so I am on my own I am 22 years old. My doctors have been providing me with resources that help me. My faith in God has been my strength to keep going because I am constantly sick and have to see about my mother as well.

    Megan Montgomery

  • Meika says:

    My bliss is having a close relationship with God and with myself. To do what I really want to do without fear. I have not reached my bliss as yet but I am working on it.

  • marianela says:

    My idea of momentary bliss is having some time alone to collect my thoughts away from my screaming children :). My idea of permanent bliss is having my dreams come true before I die but it is easier said then done.

  • Anonymous says:

    My idea of bliss is being true to yourself & not allowing this world we live in to blindside you. Being able to make things possible through God & with the knowledge he is providing you with everyday.

    Brooke B.

  • Anonymous says:

    I broke down while reading this post. I'm literally depressed because I feel stuck where I am. I feel like it's not about me anymore because I have a family/mortgage/bills to pay. My job pays well and I need it to help with the household. What I desire will not do that (art world), I'm afraid (with this stinkin' economy). Not pursuing my dreams has brought me way down (can u tell?). My passion haunts me each and every day, and I have to "suck it up" because I'm "stuck" at work…I just need prayer…**stuck&losinit**

  • seria. says:

    It's unbelievable how unknown forces, or maybe God, puts things in place right when you need them most. I've been really shaken lately and unsure of where this journey I call life is really going. I need to make some decisions, and this post made it all so clear. Thank you for your insightful words. Happy Tuesday.

  • Jacky says:

    Thanks i loved it.My idea of bliss is staying true to God and to yourself.

  • Unknown says:

    I want that outfit! I completely agree with this post, I picked up and left my sweet job at a law firm in DC and moved to Korea to become an English teacher. 4 months in and I love it and probably will continue to circle the globe for a few more years. If I would've stayed in DC there's a good chance I would've denied myself the "bliss" of immersing myself in a new culture and settled for getting a graduate degree. While I do want to get a grad degree, I want to see the world first.

  • Anonymous says:

    This came at THE right time. I'm 25 and working a temp. job– but my passion is calling me everyday!!! I miss the artist like spirit I had in high school–before the degrees and adult life. I'm going back to that ASAP

  • Carla R says:

    I needed this today and when I say needed I mean NEEDED lol. Great post Bennii. Very thoughtful and well written 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    I graduated 2 yrs ago and found myself on temporary jobs trying to find where I fit in. I still haven't but I also haven't had the opportunity to explore my creative side because I work so often. I am working towards a higher paying job that will support the things I like to do so that I may rekindle that passion for what I love. Hopefully once I realize what that is I can turn it into a successful business. I agree with a couple other ladies that I need to get away from my hometown and just travel wherever, whenever! I plan to take some photography classes, hop in my car or on a plane and explore and see what speaks to me. LOVE THIS POST!

  • Anonymous says:

    I work at a corporate job. It's comfortable and it pays well, but it's definitely not my passion. My passion is anything involving wholistic health, fitness, vegetarian nutrition and "spiritual" balance and well being. My dream: to become a certified yoga instructor and eventually open my own studio. Although I'm not ready to give up the comfort of my corporate job, I've decided to pursue the yoga certification as a "side passion" and see where it leads me.

  • PhenomenallyMe says:

    This is so on point. I know my bliss and my passion. The thing I go to sleep and wake up thinking about…However an unfortunate event kept me from living it at the time I wanted to. The funny thing is, nothing has stopped me from wanting to pursue my dream. Of course it has changed from being a pediatrician to something but the source of all of it is that I want to help people.
    Angie, you are so right about giving up that comfort. Getting away from my hometown was the first step for me-but staying away has helped me refocus and say motivated to pursue my bliss…where I'm from, bliss doesn't exist-it is working for some money and spending that money. I'm not about that life! I'm down for doing stuff temporarily while I continue to make my dream happens but when it does, I won't accept anything less!

  • angie says:

    I love the quote! I'm twenty five and probably lost my ticket at about nineteen. Its sad really; I am that young girl who's temporary job almost turned permanent. Thankfully I came to my senses at twenty-four and realized sometimes you have to give up that comfort of your town, your culture, and even the crack creme (lol) in order to hear that light whisper your heart tells your mind. Bliss is the present, right now; i'm happy.

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