What Does Follow Your Bliss Mean?

Have you heard the term “Follow Your Bliss” but never really know what it meant?

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Let’s take a look at the word bliss first,



  1. supreme happiness; utter joy or contentment:wedded bliss.

  2. Theology. the joy of heaven.

  3. heaven; paradise:the road to eternal bliss.

  4. Archaic. a cause of great joy or happiness.

When we look at the word bliss, it describes great joy, happiness and contentment. The meaning of follow your bliss is the journey of finding and living out your live with happiness, joy and contentment.

How do you follow your bliss?

To truly follow your bliss, you first need to know what makes you happy. What brings you joy in your life? What do you enjoy in your life?

Start with the small things that make you happy

This doesn’t need to be anything huge, it could simply be hearing your kids laugh, walking on the beach, and a hot cup of coffee.

What brings you joy?

What brings you joy?

What are some little things that you truly love? Is it having a tidy home? Reading before bed?

Knowing the little things that bring you happiness, and being able to recognize them, and then be truly grateful for them, are the first step to following your bliss. Why? Because if we can take delight in the small things that make us happy, we realize we can be happy without anything big happening. We start learning how to be happy and content by being grateful and happy for our simple pleasures.

What are the big things that bring you joy?

Now that you know what small things bring you joy, what about the big things? This might not be something you can think about, but something you need to notice.

The next time you feel yourself being so unbelievably happy, take notice of whats happening around you, who is there, and the source of that happiness. Remember these moments, as they are stepping stones into finding what your bliss truly is.

Once you know what makes you happy, what you’re passionate about, and what allow you to truly enjoy your life, this is what you ‘follow’. You might realize that you’ve been surrounded by your bliss all along, you just needed to notice it, and be grateful for it.

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” — Joseph Campbell

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” —Joseph Campbell

Have you found your bliss? Are you following your bliss? Let me know in the comments!