Finding Bliss…Everyday

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With summer in full bloom, what better time to make finding bliss in everyday life a daily habit? That is what my “Find your daily bliss” 15-day challenge on Facebook set out to do at the beginning of the month.

Here are some realizations on bliss this awesome group of Bliss Seekers revealed:

Bliss moments can be created: Relaxing with a nice cup of chai tea, taking time to pamper oneself, making raw brownies, going on a swing in a park instead of just walking past or choosing to work outside (as in the photo above).

Some bliss moments creep up on us like a sudden thunderstorm on a scorching day or getting a present from someone.

♦ Often, bliss is what you make of it – getting caught in the rain and choosing to dance and splash in the puddles or being in a dangerous situation and choosing to focus on the happy outcome instead.

Bliss can also just be a feeling or realization, such as the feeling that you are exactly where you need to be right now, doing exactly what you want to be doing.

Seeking bliss makes you more mindful: It can be something you become aware of that you might not have noticed before becoming a Bliss Seeker, such as the smell of summer in the air during an evening run or the sound of birds tweeting.

Bliss can even be found in unexpected moments: Through being able to find little moments of bliss despite a difficult time, or by turning activities such as cleaning or organizing into moments of bliss.

♦ Sharing bliss with others through this Facebook group made the bliss moment even more precious and meaningful – a bliss moment shared, is a bliss moment magnified.

Above all, the greatest realization is that we can always find moments of bliss – they come from within. Of course, being on holiday or in out in the sun makes it easier to find these bliss moments, but the overwhelming impression from the challenge is that they can be found anywhere, anytime, no matter what we are going through.

We can always choose bliss. And writing down our bliss or sharing it with others helps us see it more clearly.

As written in this article:

Pursuing pleasure is a worthy goal. Life happens whether we are mindful of it or not, and being mindful of the quirky, the fun, and the meaningful makes these things stand out more in the mosaic of one’s time. We see what we’re looking for and, as I’m reminded every day, writing things down can help us see.

We have decided to keep posting our bliss moments, not necessarily everyday, but to keep the group open to support and share with each other. So if you would like to become a Bliss Seeker, join the group!

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5 Comments

  • Janna.W on Sep 26, 2013 Reply

    this is beautiful.. thnx

  • Julia on Aug 29, 2013 Reply

    It was amazing being part of this challenge! Reading other’s Bliss moments as well as sharing mine made everything extremely powerful! Just reading all these moments was like receiving a wave of positive thoughts… that counter balances all the negativity we face everyday (news on TV, papers, bills to pay, work issues…etc)
    I tried writing down these moments just for myself but the impact was way bigger when sharing them.

    • Hiba on Aug 29, 2013 Reply

      Julia, I love how you describe the impact! Keep sharing, your bliss moments are an inspiration!

  • Hiba on Aug 28, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for your comment, I’m glad you enjoyed it! Keep sharing the bliss :)

  • Angela on Aug 28, 2013 Reply

    I love it, Hiba! Thanks for creating this bliss challenge. It’s amazing how once you start focusing on the small moments of bliss you realise how much bliss is in your life :) so grateful!

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