Following Your Bliss

Love will surely bust you wide open into an unfettered, blooming new galaxy -Hafiz 

Joseph Campbell, The Original Mr. Follow-Your-Bliss, wrote, "No one in the world was ever you before, with your particular gifts and abilities and possibilities. It's a shame to waste those by doing what someone else has done."                 

Bliss-following is not for the squeamish. Nor for the fastidious, prudish or anally-oriented. Bliss-followers are not at all in for smooth sailing, but often in for a rough ride. It can be a pisser to be a blisser. But, comfort and ease take a big back seat when it comes to joyful exuberance. And it is precisely that joyful exuberance - that life-giving vivacious enthusiasm - which enables blissers to put up with the crap and stay on the track.                  

Following your bliss is not about avoiding life's pit-falls. Not about side-stepping the snags, snares, hurdles and hitches which inevitably show-up on any path you take. Bliss-following is not about making life easy, but rather, opening to life's fertile fullness - life's fruitful flavors - life's force-field of friggingly fantastic phenomenal freedom.            

Bliss-following. Easy and trouble-free? Hell, no! Vitalizing and invigorating? Heaven, yes!


 Howard is going strong and overtime lately in the Daddy-Brag Department.  Younger daughter, Kelsey, just graduated from University of Miami Med School and is cramming for her Boards.  Older daughter, Windsor, and her husband, Alex, just bought a house in Atlanta - a heap closer than Boston - and are expecting their first baby (Howard's first grand baby) in August.  Howard is truly feeling blissfully blessed.