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10 thoughts about bliss to ponder

Bliss is a way of describing your boundless nature, unconquerable and free, unchanged by outer events. It is another name for God.

Bliss is balance and balance is bliss.

Many things in this world promise happiness. But the question you need to ask yourself is whether they can deliver lasting happiness?

The cool thing about bliss is that although we can’t buy it, we can’t steal it, we can’t describe it and we can’t even understand it, you can experience bliss because it is your birthright.

Bliss doesn’t need a special moment to make its appearance in your life.

Bliss is at home in any moment and in any circumstance.

Just because you are blissful doesn’t mean you won’t feel anger, pain, fear, triumph or joy. It just means bliss is not changed or affected by outer events.

This doesn’t mean bliss is not compassionate, mind you. Bliss is the engine of compassion because bliss is another name for love.

Any great achievement or work of art is born of bliss because it is born of passion.

Bliss is born the same way a butterfly is born. When you are self-reliant, and listen to the impulse of your own heart to abandon old beliefs and pretenses that no longer serve you, a miracle occurs. You don't discover emptiness. You discover the newness and timeless joy of your eternal reality.

Love and blissing to you.

Picture credit:   Beverly & Pack

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Evan Griffith October 15, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Sweet sweet pithy power post! I’m en-blissed from reading that through (three times).

Chris, there are lines here that deserve to be quoted for generations to come for their startling poetic truth. Starting with the first two lines.

Thank you, bless you, bliss you —

Evan
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Christopher Foster October 16, 2012 at 10:06 am

Evan, thank you for sharing your warm and strong spirit so freely. I appreciate your support and encouragement so much. It’s a joy to call you a friend.

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Maureen Moeller October 15, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Chris, as Evan said, there are “lines that deserve to be quoted for generations to come” in this astoundingly inspiring post. But my breath was taken away when I read the final paragraph “like a butterfly…..bliss is born of self reliance, when we listen to the impulse of our own heart to abandon old beliefs and pretenses that no longer serve you, a miracle occurs.” The beauty of those words starkly contrast the fear, pain and anguish that I often experience with the shedding of “old skin”; the realization that it is time to step out and leave the heavy, unhealthy defenses behind.

But why do I need to suffer so? Chris, your joy-filled words assure me that what is waiting as we grow more authentic is that unchanged “eternal reality”, a “timeless” and “unconquerable spirit” and pure “bliss” if we just open ourselves to it. Thank you dear friend…..you remind me to be still and remember who I am, LOVE.

Maureen Moeller

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Christopher Foster October 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

Thank you so much Maureen. Your words humble me but I am also most grateful that it’s okay to make ourselves vulnerable at times in sharing our deeper experiences and insights, as I did a bit with this post — because there are kindred spirits out there who will understand.

I love your emphasis on the timeless joy that waits for us all as we follow this path to greater authenticity. It’s a joy to know you Maureen. Best wishes and take care.

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Nadeja October 16, 2012 at 4:52 am

Hi Chris, Knowing the experience, I feel the glory of your words! The Tone resonates. Thank you for your living example of Love. Blessings and love,

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Christopher Foster October 16, 2012 at 10:31 am

Love to you too Nadeja. It’s great to hear from you again. Thanks for your comment.

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rob white October 16, 2012 at 7:47 am

Powerful article, Christopher. I love your clarity. To equate abandoning old beliefs with finding bliss is spot on. In my life, I experience bliss precisely in those moments that I am being my authentic, independent self.

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Christopher Foster October 16, 2012 at 10:36 am

Rob, what a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you for your comment. It’s true, isn’t it, there’s a kind of entry fee if we want to experience bliss. We have to be willing to be our authentic, independent self just as you say.

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michel vaillancourt October 16, 2012 at 9:05 am

Thank you for the food for thought that always fit so well in our lives
One with you in bliss

Michel

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Christopher Foster October 16, 2012 at 10:43 am

Thank you Michel. It’s always a real pleasure to hear from you. I love what you say about being one in bliss. I think there is a natural affinity between people when they love the same values and the same quality of character. Strangers no longer, right?

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Carolyn Hughes October 18, 2012 at 6:13 am

Your comment ‘Bliss is balance and balance is bliss’ is so true! I always come away from your posts feeling good!
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Christopher Foster October 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Your words are a blessing Carolyn. Thank you so much. I read your comment to my wife and we send you our love.

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Clarkmartin November 9, 2012 at 12:06 am

Hi Christopher
Thank you for sharing some of the realities as we prepare to go full-time. I’m still not sure we have the right rig set up for full-timing but I guess we just need to jump in and figure it out. Thanks for another great post.
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Christopher Foster November 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Thanks for checking in Clark. I wish you all the very best with your project. What kind of RV have you got? I We always come to that point don’t we where we just have to “jump in and figure it out,” as you say. What’s your plan? JoAnn and I had some wonderful years with our 22 foot RV. I wish you much success and joy in your coming adventures.

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meditation guru November 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

Christopher, great insights on bliss. Bliss is ‘here and now’. Any moment you can find it. Bliss is our nature. Living moment to moment is a sure way to live a blissful life. I like your post! Thank you so much for sharing the wisdom!
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Christopher Foster November 13, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Thanks for sharing, and it’s great to hear from you. You’re absolutely right, bliss is “here and now.” Good to share the journey with you.

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christina November 26, 2012 at 12:47 am

Well done Friend, I felt very proud of you when I read this one, as my husband is a personal trainer and we know only too well how difficult it is to motivate people towards new challenges. You’ll come to love that Swissball!

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Christopher Foster November 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Thanks Christina. Yup. I’m getting more at home with the swissball every day.

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