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Moving into Bliss

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. – Khalil Gibran

One of the great things about suffering through adversity, trials and/or tribulations is that you gain a greater understanding of who you are. You learn that you are a survivor. No, you didn’t want to go through the depths of hell to find it out. No, you don’t want the scars that you hide behind baggy clothes as proof that you survived, but face it love….

You did!

You survived. You moved beyond the pain into understanding that although your life or situation may have broken you, YOU SURVIVED. You are moving. That’s it. That’s all. Simple steps. You take them one day at a time.

Take me for example…I’ve survived some of the most painful situations in my life. People don’t know, care or understand the magnitude of what I’ve gone through. It’s cool though. My life is my own and as I’ve often said to folks , “We ain’t getting into heaven on the friends and family plan. We are all going to be judged accordingly.”

Simple huh? You can’t worry about what people say about you. You just have to live the best life you can. You have to find peace with the situations, struggles or people who are not on one accord with you. You have to follow your bliss.

bliss (n)

supreme happiness; utter joy or contentment: ex. wedded bliss.halloween-love-quotes-3

Following your bliss is not easy. I’m learning to meditate which is different from praying and I started to realize that I may not be very good at meditating. Why? Because they teach you to clear your mind in meditation and just focus. Listen to the outside sounds and be at peace. Do you know how hard that is? I have many things that are running through my mind and I can’t seem to get rid of those thoughts. You know what someone told me?

You don’t have to get rid of those thoughts. Let them flow through you and then let them go. Be at peace with them. Don’t let your worries consume you. I liked that. I couldn’t turn off my mind, but I could choose to listen to the inner spirit tell me to make peace with my decisions. To not let them worry, distract, derail or dissuade me from my purpose. What purpose?

To Follow Your Bliss


Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not telling you that you will not have unhappy days or bad situations that affect you following your path but you have to push forward in spite of that. Let those thoughts that are on your mind enter into your spirit and then let them go. Make peace with them. It’s okay. How can you make peace and keep your spirit in harmony?

By remembering that you’ve survived worse. That you’ve overcome tragedies, heartaches and illnesses that some will never know. That you are following your bliss to live a simpler happier life.


You don’t have to attend every event that your friend hosts. You don’t have to work late when you really want to go to a movie. You don’t have to meet for happy hour if you want to just go home and sleep. You can do whatever you want as long as you are doing what makes you happy. FollowYourBliss

So, what the person next to you doesn’t understand! So, what if your best friend thinks you’re bonkers! So, what! It’s your life. You live it the best way you can not worrying about people’s judgments, beliefs or responses to your decisions. Follow your path. Walk your walk.


Domesticated Momster


  1. Easier said than done, but striving daily to live blissfully. Very well said. …and I don’t think you’re bonkers, lol.😉


  2. My 💛 grandmother 💛 use to always speak of her “inner voice” and I had no idea of what she meant until she was long gone. Now I know! ~Bridgette

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  3. good stuff. it’s so true. you are made to see yourself for exactly who you are…chaos will tear away our layers leaving only the real us. such a good refreshing piece.



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