To Be Happy, Follow Your Bliss

Joseph Campbell on the how to be happy

Joseph Campbell was a devoted his life to studying and teaching about human spirit and mythology. The mythology wasn’t just from ages and cultures past that induced religious beliefs. Campbell spoke about the myths in our own lives today. The myth archetypes are in the arts, journalism, and philosophy. The living mythology makes itself known in all who search within themselves and their societies to identify the need about which they were passionate. He called this burning need that they sought to fulfill their bliss. We live happy lives when we do things that bring us happiness.

Campbell wrote,

All the time. It is miraculous. I even have a superstition that has grown on me as a result of invisible hands coming all the time—namely, that if you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.

His advice to us is “Follow your bliss.”

The video that follows is an example of how someone can find happiness by leaving behind all a burdensome life to follow his bliss.

Joseph Campbell on the how to be happy

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