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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 170 :: sacred space

24 Jun
I ran across this article today. It seemed like the perfect find in this year of Bliss. It’s a great overview of Joseph Campbell’s take on bliss. But what struck me most was the idea of a Bliss Station. 

“[Sacred space] is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen.

And that has me thinking… do I have a bliss station? Do I have a space to create my own form of bliss?

Do you?

More tomorrow.

  {where is your sacred space?}
30 Mar

In this year of my promise to follow my bliss… I share this…. okay, so it’s a bit of shopping! But I like the idea of a daily reminder, a necklace, that states my intention. Found on Etsy:

I’m not going to rush into buying it (I learned that lesson already) but I am thinking of where I am with this bliss promise so far.

And I’m reflecting on the bliss-ness that has already begun (I started #LoveMoreDoMore Sundays to connect and share inspiration from people who LOVE what they do) and I am wondering what bliss is out in front of me still waiting to be discovered this year?

That’s the funny thing about these promises… you never know where they will take you but they always take you somewhere interesting — and sometimes it’s exactly where you need to be!

The original inspiring quote is here:

“Follow your bliss.
If you do follow your bliss,
you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living
is the one you are living.
When you can see that,
you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid,
and doors will open
where you didn’t know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.”
― Joseph Campbell

What are you doing to stay connected to your goals and promises
Let the doors open.

More tomorrow.

  {what action will you take?}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 323 a month of inspiration :: magic or super hero

19 Nov

Today, in my month-long nod to inspiration, I share an age-old question.

If you could have any super power what would it be?

I just watched The Hunger Games this week (I know, late to the party) but with the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire  Justin and my sister insisted that I see it.

So I did. With popcorn in one hand and the other hand covering my eyes. It was brutal for me to sit through it in some places. I mean, really, did we have to kill Rue? In the end, I was moved. And isn’t that movies are for?

It inspired me, mostly about the art of stories and story telling. It also reminded me about the work of Joseph Campbell and the hero’s journey.

Which brings me to tonight. I am home working and watching television simultaneously. One screen in front of me is work, the other is play broadcasting Agents of Shield and now the David Blaine special.

Is it real or magic?
It’s a good question. It has me stargazing and confused. And utterly amazed. And wondering…

If you could have any super power what would be it?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless!}

{what’s your super power?}

GIFT DAY 025: fridays are for television

25 Jan

Glorious day.

My gift today in my quest for abundance was coffee and a scone.

But, not just any coffee and scone.

I coffee’d with a friend today. And, you must meet her too — if you haven’t already.

Meet Lisa.

lisa and jamie, the promise 365, the promise daily

She’s fun, funny, smart, bright, a mom, a marketer… and awesome.


That’s her blog. Lisa writes a blog about TV. And it’s called TV IS AWESOME.

How awesome is that?

But it’s not just any TV blog, it’s like the smarty pants girl guru version of a TV blog. She dissects the stories and the characters and makes connections that I wouldn’t know to make — because she was a Lit major.

But it’s so easy to follow it’s kind of like sitting next to her on the couch with a pint of ice cream and a box of Kleenex watching the tube.

As we chatted and talked and sipped and shared today — which was SUCH A GIFT — I kept thinking about that Joseph Campbell quote.

“Follow your bliss.”

Bliss. Abundance. Have to be related right?

More tomorrow.

{Have a favorite TV SHOW? Dish on the comment section of the blog.}

Day 71: follow your bliss

11 Mar

“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid.”
Joseph Campbell 

Why is it that just when I master something, the next, next thing pops up?

For instance, I just got CROW.

It’s been a long time in the making, but finally, my scrawny little arms mastered the move on my yoga mat.  I can now swing my legs up above my elbows and not fall on my face.


I was just feeling strong in my newfound ability to do this, but then (“then” always follows “but”)…

Today, while in yoga class, just as I created my 5-second CROW, the instructor took us one more level up — to a HEADSTAND.

I dropped to the ground and squatted on my mat, looking around the room, watching everyone else commit head down, legs skyward  My mind raced.

Now, just how do I go from my new CROW to THAT?

Then, these words were spoken.
“Are you going to make this easy or struggle with it?”

As I sat there, clinging my bottom to my mat, the full impact of our instructor’s words hit me in the heart. “Are you going to make this easy or struggle with it?”

Am I going to struggle with this?  I asked myself. 

So, what did I do?
I landed myself right back into CROW, where it was comfortable and clear and EASY.

I am slowly learning to go at my own pace, to walk to the beat of my own drum — and to be less caught up with what others are doing around me in the world, and in yoga class.

I didn’t do a headstand in yoga today.
And, really, who cares?

I have just barely mastered my newfound CROW — which wasn’t easy for me to do just a few weeks ago.  But, now I LOVE it!  I practice it at home while watching TV. I show off to Justin just to prove that I can, indeed, do it.

It is my little accomplishment — a little moment of bliss.

So, today, I followed my bliss. 
And wasn’t afraid.  

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