Fear of Death versus Following Your Bliss

When you go where your body and soul want to go, all the forces come together to help you. If you have lived all your life never doing what you wanted todo, what kind of a life is that, asked Joseph Campbell, who said, “Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and do not be afraid and doors will open and you did not know they were going to be that would not have opened for anyone else.

According to Campbell, bliss is what is called ananda in Sanskrit, as in sat chit ananda, where once you get clued into ananda, which he calls rapture, than the other two, sat, your being and chit, full consciousness will also happen. Once you realise where you get rapture from, sat and chit will soon follow. And experience sat chit ananda. Most people in the course of living their daily lives are concerned with other things like finances, economics, family responsibilities, work duties or they get drafted into a war they are not interested in which case , How is one to sustain interest in the seeking of bliss and how does one follow one’s bliss? Breathing in and out optimally so that you suffer neither distressed when negative things happen nor elated when good things happen and acting with empathy and compassion so that lending a helping hand comes naturally to you, without expectations. This combination will perhaps lead you to experience a state where you don’t need to feel anything else. It is said that what really matters is how you live and not how or when you die. Perhaps our fear of death is not so much about dying but about whether we have lived a life that was worthwhile.

Aishwarya Says:

I have always been against Glorifying Over Work and therefore, in the year 2021, I have decided to launch this campaign “Balancing Life”and talk about this wrong practice, that we have been following since last few years. I will be talking to and interviewing around 1 lakh people in the coming 2021 and publish their interview regarding their opinion on glamourising Over Work.

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