I’m kind of hoping the title’s a grabber as I could use some feedback on this one. Dive in and indulge me if you are so inclined…..
I’ve been focused on bliss for a while, ananda in sanskrit. Specifically I’ve been kind of fascinated by how conditioned patterns of thought, even when I don’t want them anymore, rear their ugly heads and spin around inside of my brain, and keep me from bliss. Is it that I don’t want to be blissful? Do I not understand what it might mean to me to experience bliss on a regular basis? Am I experiencing bliss and I don’t even realize it?
I believe the answer to all three of these questions, quite honestly, is yes; with a desire for the response to be no. That’s progress at least. As I say to my customers, it takes a while to unravel from something that you thought and believed worked for you for a long time, only to discover that it caused and continues to manifest a fair amount of pain. Nevertheless, awareness is an auspicious starting point and even when it evokes considerable pain through the process of acceptance, there is absolutely nothing to fear.
I think what I think, sometimes, because I’ve always thought it! And the true kicker is that the negative thoughts and the boredom thoughts and the loopy scenarios and conversations that I sometimes find myself defaulting toward, have no basis, whatsoever, in reality.
Strong positive loving relationships with a whole bunch of wonderful others is the primary activity I have used over the last 5 to 6 years to help me learn how to be unconditionally loving towards myself and ultimately toward every single person in my life, including, all those who are never unconditionally loving toward me. That’s how bliss works best for me. My business is founded on this principle. And like magic, slowly but surely, I release the old, tired sometimes insane tensions that I have held onto for years and experience the ribbons of my heart unfurl, open up to the Universe and glimmer forth for all those who wish to experience it. Especially me.
Bliss gets easier every single day.
Big Loving Namaste!