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+1 #124: Follow Your Bliss

OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time

Release Date: 12/07/2017

The great mythologist Joseph Campbell told us to follow our bliss.

Why?

And… How’d he come up with that?

Well, among many other things, Joseph Campbell was a Sanskrit scholar. He tells us that the ancient wisdom texts known as the Upanishads tell us that there are three jumping off points into enlightenment: sat, chit, and ananda.

Sat means “beingness.”

Chit means “consciousness.”

Ananda means “bliss.”

Campbell said, “Well, if I’m honest with myself, I don’t really know what proper ‘beingness’ is. Or, really, what proper ‘consciousness’ looks like. BUT!!! My bliss? My rapture? THAT I can follow.”

Enter: Follow your bliss.

Today’s +1.

What gives you joy? When do you most feel alive?

Are you doing it?

How can you do just a little more of that today?

To your bliss!