Mental & Spiritual
What is bliss? Webster’s Dictionary defines “bliss” as great happiness and perfect joy.
But if you try to find your bliss in your relationships, jobs, vacations, money, belongings, etc., it will be fleeting and short lived.
Real bliss is an inside job.
We all have a lot going on these days!
So when was the last time you took time for yourself, in quiet solitude, just to connect with yourself?
Most likely you won’t be flying off to India any time soon to spend 21 days in a retreat center and take a vow of silence, like I once did.
So here are a few tips that any person can do to start connecting to your inner wholeness:
What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without talking to anyone?
A few hours? Maybe a day or two?
Our busy society doesn’t make a lot of space for us to be silent and go within.
So in 2008 I traveled to Southern India to spend 21 days at a meditation retreat center.
When I got there, one of the opportunities they presented to all 200 of us at the retreat was to take a vow of silence for the entire 21 days. This meant that you would not have any verbal interaction or online interaction with another human being for three whole weeks!
It was common for most attendees to keep their vow of silence for 2–5 days, then break it by talking to people, and then recommit to silence.
True to my nature, however, I seem to take these kinds of challenges to heart and I decided I was going to keep my vow of silence the entire 21 days without breaking it.
Here are a 7 things I learned about myself and humanity by not talking to anyone for 21 days—as well as which part of it was the hardest for me to keep silent.
Feel like your motivation is on back order?
Ever wish you could just go buy motivation in bulk at the store so you don’t run out when you need it most?
So what do you do when you can’t seem to find your motivation to do the things you need or want to do…like your going to work, or making a meal or doing laundry, or even hobbies or activities you typically enjoy?