Joseph Campbell said, “Follow your bliss.”
But, what if you’re not sure what your ‘bliss’ is?
So, here’s what I like to say: Follow your health — and bliss will come.
I’ll explain (stay with me on this one).
I recently saw a CNN interview with the endearing Bette Nash, an 80-year-old American Airlines flight attendant who is still working (and, who has never – by the way – had a passenger forcibly removed from their seat. Argh – United!)
Bette has been flying now for approximately 60 years and, as such, is officially the “oldest working flight attendant” in the world.
The secret to her happiness and longevity? — health and love, she says.
Bette loves what she does (enough to get her through the bad days), and she’s able to keep on loving what she does because she’s maintained good health.
In the interview, Bette is asked how long she’ll fly. She says, “I don’t know, but — you know — your health is everything.”
Here’s the thing — we’re conditioned to prioritize everything else (career, family, finding our purpose, and so on) first, while our health takes the backseat. We need to flip this, because without amazing, vibrant health, we’re not thriving — we’re merely surviving. And when we’re in that state, we don’t love much of anything. That’s the truth.
While Bette was fortunate to have found her purpose and passion early on, most of us aren’t so lucky. There’s so much pressure these days to “find your bliss,” “live your purpose,” and “find your passion.”
But what’s lacking in a lot of this hype is the ‘how?’ What if you don’t know exactly what your true passion and purpose is? What if you’re not sure what makes you truly happy? Where do you start?
The answer is simple: you start with your health. Why? — because vibrant health is, hands down, the best catalyst for change.
When we clean up our health, we get crystal clear — vibrant, true health has a way of lifting the clouds, gifting you immense clarity.
That’s why, from the bottom of my heart, I’m telling you that if you’re feeling flat, you really need to start with your health before making any other drastic changes in your life. You might find it’s the only change you really need to make.
When you change your health, you change your life.
Focusing on your health is the shortcut, if you will, to finding your bliss.
So, ask yourself this — if you changed your health, what would your life look like?
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Wishing you lots and lots of healthy, high vibes,