BLISS – WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES ONE GET IT?
What is bliss? It’s a hard question. Bliss is so vast, boundless, and immeasurable that it encompasses every possible word or definition ever invented—and then some. Bliss is not an object or a thing, our faculties of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell are not designed to detect it. It must be personally experienced, not just talked about. Bliss is not readily apparent to our sense and is happiness on an entirely different plane. It is a total connectedness that is an innate state of inner joy undisturbed by outward gain or loss. It is something we all have the capacity for.
It is a state of unity, transcendence, completeness, knowingness, wholeness, and uplifted consciousness; it is a feeling of oneness and connection with all of creation. Bliss is never boring; it feels ever new, expansive, and infinite. It is where meaning, truth and happiness converge.
Dictionary definition of Bliss is: noun – perfect happiness; great joy. Verb – reach a state of perfect happiness, typically so as to be oblivious of everything else.
If you’re blissful, you’re happy and at peace. You can never have too many blissful moments. If you’re feeling blissful, then you’re lucky. This is a word for total contentment and major happiness, along with a kind of Zen-like peace. Good spa treatments should be totally blissful.
Bliss is the ultimate state of consciousness that every religion holds as its highest goal and whether we are Christian or Hindu, Jewish or Muslim, Buddhist or atheist, Wiccan or animist, Taoist or Native American, we all strive for bliss. When seen through the prism of spiritual awareness, the subcomponents of bliss are joy, unconditional love, inner peace, power, connectedness, awe, and wisdom.
Bliss might be thought of more as “life force energy”. Life force energy is always here or life would not be. And Bliss is also always here, not separate from life itself. It is experienced in the body or through the body, but it can also be sensed everywhere.