Bliss as our Birthright


Looking for a simple way to move closer to your bliss? These words from Deepak Chopra resonated with me this morning:

In physics, the law of least action holds that nature favors the shortest path to achieve a result. A tennis ball falls to earth in a simple curve, not a curlicue. An arrow flies straight to the target. Water boils at 212 degrees F. If nature is always this efficient, using the least effort and energy as possible, why do we complicate our lives? The combination of stress, struggle, and needless suffering is the result of a mindset that sees no other way to live.

But there has always been another way, as pointed out by the world’s wisdom traditions. Look into them, and you will find some astonishing propositions, including the following: Life was never meant to be a struggle. When you encounter the silent depth of your mind, some problems dissolve automatically while others present new solutions. Your higher self is real and wants only the best for you. A life aligned with the laws of nature is not only easier; it brings love, creativity, and bliss as our birthright.

If your days seem unacceptably complicated, maybe you’re fighting this law of nature. Honor the intentions of your higher self; there is incredible wisdom there for us. A daily practice of mediation is one way to tap into that well.

For more ideas on changing your mindset, Read Deepak’s original article here.

Enough to Make a Life

Rainbow over Ball's Pyramid, (c) 2013 by Jon Clark, Creative Commons License
Rainbow over Ball’s Pyramid, (c) 2013 by Jon Clark, Creative Commons License

Success isn’t always measured by where you end up on the pyramid of life. This great post from Seth Godin about living within the frustrum reminds us that it’s not always about reaching the pinnacle.

“The frustration . . .  doesn’t come from the lack of a top to the pyramid. It comes from acting as if the peak is the point of the entire exercise,” he writes.

“The good news is that it’s entirely possibly you don’t need [to reach] the peak of the pyramid. The leverage that comes from digital tools means that it’s entirely possible to do just fine (and have a powerful, positive life) without being David Bowie. Once you know that this is it, perhaps this might be enough.

“Enough to make a difference and enough to make a life.”

This is enough.