Bliss. Who doesn't want more bliss in their lives? Some synonyms for bliss are "utter joy, contentment, ecstasy, euphoria, cloud nine, seventh heaven or walking on air". The problem is that most people think bliss just 'sort of happens" – or not. Usually not. In other words, they think they have little or no control over whether bliss occurs or not. But that simply isn't true. If you are focused on bliss, and actively encourage it in your life, you will find it. And here are nine reasons why you should actively seek bliss.
Bliss Reason #2: Your body will love you if you introduce more bliss into your life! Imagine having a love affair with your very own body because that's what will happen if you project bliss and attention into your body. It will relax, it will rejuvenate itself and you will manifest what the Buddhists call an "inner smile". If you think about it, it's obvious that your body hears every single word you think or say and it will react to those thoughts and feelings. Blissful thoughts make your body happy while negative ones (naturally) have the reverse effect. If you are in bliss your body will be in bliss as well and your health will improve in ways you can't predict or imagine.
Bliss Reason #3: If there is more bliss in your life it will naturally carry over to your relationships which will become easier, richer and more fulfilling. Irritations and annoyances will smooth out and you will become less judgmental and you will have a greater sense of humor. It will be much more difficult to take offense or become critical of anyone.
Bliss Reason #4: Your job or career, whatever it may be, will become easier. Your tolerance towards your coworkers will increase and you will have much more patience with your daily tasks and those who interact with you in your work environment on a daily basis. What may have been irksome in the past will be much more pleasant and the most trivial task can become fascinating. All work responsibilities have some tedium in them but it becomes much easier to bear, or even disappears, when you are blissful.
Bliss Reason #5: With more bliss in your life your body will grow younger. In fact, all of you – your mind and emotions, as well as your body – will grow younger the. Time sits more lightly upon a person who is in bliss.
Bliss Reason #6: Your stress levels will plummet. At bottom, all stress is based upon fear and its many ghastly cousins. We are anxious that things will not go right or we are worried that we don't have enough time to accomplish what needs doing. But fear fades before bliss and isn't that wonderful?
Bliss Reason #7: Your energy level will skyrocket! Much of the time our physical energy is spent dealing with negativity in some form or other. If you are peaceful and joyful you will have more energy available for the fun stuff in life rather than spending it dealing with stress hormones and anxiety in some form or other.
Bliss Reason #8: You will sleep more soundly and insomnia will be either reduced or eliminated. When we can't sleep what we do is try to fall asleep but that doesn't work. Sleep comes when we let go and relax and just let it happen. When our minds are not racing furiously, like hamsters on a wheel, tormented by an endless train of anxious thoughts, then we can easily fall asleep. Since our bodies are not stressed, when we do fall asleep it will be deep and rejuvenating and we will get the rest our physical bodies need so desperately.
Bliss Reason #9: In fact, the entire world will benefit from your bliss. Carl Jeung, the famous psychologist, asserted that all of humanity shares a collective consciousness. This is not a new idea because mystics have been claiming the same thing for thousands of years. In other words, we are all in this together. When one of us adds bliss to the collective consciousness, the "blitz meter" of all of us rises.
You may be wondering what happened to reason #1? I've saved that for last because in my opinion, it's the best reason of all …
Bliss Reason #1: The most important reason is that bliss just plain feels wonderful! I once played a game named "Trees". I've seen the game with other names but it goes like this:
Question: what do you want?
Answer: I want a new red sports car.
Question: why do you want a new red sports car?
Answer: because it looks so cool.
Question: why do you want to look cool?
Answer: because all of my friends will be so impressed.
Question: why do you want to impress your friends?
Answer: because they will all be envious that I have a new red sports car and they don't.
Question: why do you want your friends to be envious?
Answer. because I will feel good that I have something they all want.
Of course, this is an example of a rather frivolous person and I'm sure it doesn't apply to you. But what I learned at a young age, when I first played Trees, is that our reason for doing anything is always the same: to feel good!!! And bliss is the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious feel good. So why not skip all the "stuff", all the reasons, to make ourselves feel good and go straight to the feeling good itself?