Thursday, August 26, 2010

My bliss

"In the words of the late Joseph Campbell, we have to 'follow our bliss,' find something that wholly involves and enthralls us, even if it seems hopelessly unfashionable and unproductive, and throw ourselves into this, heart and soul. As the foundress of my religious order used to say: 'Do what you are doing!' My 'bliss' has been the study of theology. For other people it may be a career in law or politics, a marriage, a love affair, or the raising of children. But that bliss provides us with a clue: if we follow it to the end, it will take us to the heart of life."
~ Karen Armstrong, The Spiral Staircase: My Climb out of Darkness

My bliss these days is losing myself in thoughtful spiritual memoirs. And yours?