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September 22, 2011

Bliss

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 6:58 am

The Grasshopper was up before the sun this morning and had this to say: “Bliss has no prejudice.”

I don’t know about you, but I could use more bliss in my life. I find that when I enter a state of bliss, there is no room for anything else but the feeling itself. It’s an all encompassing sensation that lets me know that everything is taken care of.

When you’re in a state of bliss, there is no room for any of this:

Preferences, prejudices, judgements, hatreds, worries, fears, the need to be right or the need to win. This is only a partial list of things that disappear when we are in a state of bliss.

Notice, however, how quickly our list of items comes back when we are not in a state of bliss.

Our list is what keeps us from entering a state of bliss more often. We are so busy occupying our mind with our positions that we position ourselves on the outskirts of bliss.

The things that go away when we are there are the things that keep us from getting there. It appears to be a Catch 22 about which there is nothing you can do.

My experience is that we can enter a state of bliss on purpose. We do that by recognizing our thought process at work. I am eternally grateful to Jerry Stocking for discovering how going past your first response to a stimulus moves you closer to bliss. A fuller explanation of the process is available in his free e-book The Mind Relief Manuscript that you can sign up for by clicking here.

In short, we have a first response to every stimulus, whether we’re aware of it or not. A stimulus comes along and our conditioned response is right there in a split second. The key to moving towards bliss on purpose is to notice that you also have a second response to the stimulus and a third, a fourth and a 25th response. It’s the pursuit of those responses further down the list that produces bliss.

This is not a quick fix; it’s a discipline – a way of doing things differently that produces different results. Your first response always produces the same results – your list of items that keeps you from bliss.

What I find as I move further down my list of responses and choose one as my new response, I become more peaceful. I notice that I notice more. I become more observant. I also notice that my field of vision becomes wider, almost panoramic and the thought process in my head calms down, making room for bliss.

We can continue to respond with our first response to a stimulus and we now know exactly what that will get us – a defense of our rigid positions that keeps us from bliss.

It takes effort to remember to move past our first response, but the more often we do, the solidness of our positions loses its glue and the prospect of bliss comes into view.

 

All the best,

John

ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING
LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF
STOP SMOKING FOREVER
SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT EVERY NIGHT
IMPROVE YOUR SELF CONFIDENCE
I LOVE MY BODY
RELAX IN 2 MINUTES
FEEL FOREVER YOUNG
VIRTUAL MASSAGE



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