What is the meaning of life and what are we “supposed” to be doing? Seriously, does anyone know? Here is what I DO know…ready?… YOU are the only person who has those answers! It’s an empowering and scary realization, right? All we are, all we accomplish, all we are meant to be along with our sacred universal purpose lies within us all from the beginning! We ALL have special, unique talents and gifts that are innate to us individually and if not explored and nurtured, we find ourselves unfulfilled, stuck, frustrated and feeling lost.
From my experience both as a therapist and a real-life human, finding our bliss is a crap shoot of trial and error; a test of faith, endurance, resilience and determination. If you are reading this right now and saying, “OK, Jennifer, what if I don’t even know what it is?” That is ok too, it is part of your journey! If you aren’t following your bliss right now, or don’t even know what it is, embrace that this is the season you are in. We are so quick to want answers and a quick fix. Going through the motions of life WIDE AWAKE is the surest way to find and tackle “your bliss”, whatever it may be. While you are in the unknowing, it will always be there, waiting for you to find it and nurture it. If you know what your bliss looks like and find yourself stuck in the details of life unable to get there right now…trust that you are where you are meant to be and that as you work through the stuckness, one day all the struggle will fit together like a puzzle and you will know, you are right where you are meant to be.
So what do we do with the “stuckness”? That old adage: “If you build it, they will come” has always been my mantra and I have found that in every circumstance, it holds true. If you aren’t sure about your journey, talk to someone about it, explore it, then build it! Therapy is a great place to discover yourself. Talk to someone who is trained to listen, who is trained to point out themes, who is trained to help you find the answers that lie within you. As a therapist who has done a lot of therapy herself, let me tell you that our life’s journey is never complete, is ever evolving and changing and will always land us where we are supposed to be.
Your bliss can be whatever you want it to be! It isn’t defined by anyone except YOU. Own it, live it. Fail, pick yourself up, fail again, rinse and repeat. You are the only one who knows the journey you are meant to take in this life. Don’t be afraid to try different things, to be in that murky middle, that’s where you find your bliss, that is where you discover yourself. You are beautiful and perfect just as you are, wherever you are in life’s journey. Own it, love yourself, believe in the journey and that right there is YOUR BLISS!