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Follow your bliss and find your purpose


Living a purposeful life. It sounds great but we don’t always do it.


Joseph Campbell was a mythologist who wrote about the hero with a thousand faces. He also presented a philosophy summed up as ‘Follow your Bliss’. Bliss here is seen as transcendence, consciousness, a certain one with the universe thing. I’ve taken it throughout my life to also mean something closely in tune with the Japanese concept of Ikigai – your reason for being.


Diagram by Adam Grant


Ikigai is the intersection of Passion, Mission, Vocation, and Profession.  In this context the bliss you seek is not necessarily equated with happiness, although it might well bring you joy through finding a sense of purpose.


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