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Do you know what is BLISS?

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Posted: Nov 05, 2005 7:34 am Reply with quote
さくらんぼ さくらんぼ
Joined: 08 Oct 2005 Posts: 44 Location: singapura
Bliss. A state of an extreme happiness.

Recently, I was on a bus, a crowded one in fact. I don't know about you people, but I don't really find a reason to smile when I'm in a crowded area. =)

But there was this partocular lady, who just got on the bus and so was standing. She appeared to be alone. Yet, she was smiling to herself! It was one of those genuine smiles - she appeared to be in bliss. She wasn't talking to anyone, not on the phone, wasn't reading some funny book, wasn't doing anything! She was just holding on to the handrail, and she was smiling all to herself, lost in her own thoughts!

Is that bliss? Can we as humans, forget about the sad things in life, and instead concentrate on the things that make you happy? One thing I know - I've been smiling a lot lately.
Posted: Nov 05, 2005 1:05 pm Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 26 Aug 2005 Posts: 958 Location: Japan
i don't know if human can forget all sadness and concentrate on things that make us happy. but i do know that sometimes i'll have flashback to the past, recalling a certain event. no matter what event it is, i usually find myself smiling, thankful that i had the chance to experience the event and that it is the past.
Posted: Nov 05, 2005 3:28 pm Reply with quote
ユメクイ ユメクイ
Joined: 23 Sep 2005 Posts: 1137 Location: USA
I think we can find bliss not only by forgetting our sadness and thinking of happy things, but through the little things we do everyday. For instance a song can make you happy, a conversation with, or a hug from a friend or family member, etc.

But I think most of all for me I find bliss when I do something nice for someone else. I find true happiness in bringing a smile to someone's face, or making them laugh. It not only makes you feel good but they'll feel good as well. If they feel good they're likely to do something nice for someone else, and the chain goes on.

I think happiness and kindess can be as simple as a smile or simple kind deed. You smile at a person as you walk by, or hold the door for them. These little things put other people in a good mood and can make you feel good as well.

I also find bliss through children. Watching a child and their excitement and natural energy as they succeed in doing something is one of the greatest and most wonderful feelings you can ever find. This is why I am getting my teaching degree, and this is why I've chosen to teach special education. These children are wonderful, and you can learn so many things from them, if you just take the time to sit back and watch instead of looking the other way, as many people often do.

And now that I've gone pretty much completely off subject, I think I'll shut up. Tongue
Posted: Nov 05, 2005 3:49 pm Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 14 Apr 2005 Posts: 2039 Location: Europe
Sometimes I believe it's hard to achieve bliss simply because the people around us make us feel uncomfortable.

I think bliss can be found in simple things. Few people can achieve bliss though.. since people do not notice the small and lovely things but instead worry about stupid and insignificant things. A few days ago while walking back home to school I saw a gorgeous butterfly and stopped staring at it for ages, forgetting all my worries. I guess it can be bliss itself no? Smile
Posted: Nov 24, 2005 11:38 pm Reply with quote
ユメクイ ユメクイ
Joined: 27 Jul 2005 Posts: 1026 Location: Toronto, Canada + Lalaland~
i agree with what Rinoa and madgirlslovesong

>>bliss can be achieved by helping others
>>simple things
>>basically happy things in everyday life~

these are all good meanings of bliss however that is not what it is to me
sometimes its those things mentioned above sometimes its more
for me, i think i acquire bliss when everything in my day is going right
i feel confidence and strength in the next thing i will do
maybe in the morning you get back a test that was excellently done
then your plans to hwk & eat were not intruded by library overload...
(my community library allows food)
i think bliss is also a piece of mind...
its a state that someone can grasp but as easily lose grip of
how long can you grasp it?
to me, whenever i see my friends and share stories and is bliss
when i see an adorable Anne Geddes photograph it makes me go awww...
(Anne Geddes is a famous baby photographer) this could also be bliss
when i am at a chinese karaoke place, singing for 4 hours straight...
that is bliss to me
or even blowing $200 at the mall for new clothes is total bliss Laughing
to me bliss comes and goes...
as someone once said life is a rollercoaster...
there are high points(bliss) and low points(unhappiness)
so if you are in a current state of bliss(because i am) congrats!
but if you are unhappy and want to acquire bliss
maybe you should listen to Happy Days and SMILY repetitively
and maybe the happy feeling will eventually seep through Boogie
Posted: Nov 26, 2005 9:39 am Reply with quote
Joined: 10 Oct 2005 Posts: 1975 Location: Melbourne, Australia
thenamesfang wrote:
Can we as humans, forget about the sad things in life, and instead concentrate on the things that make you happy?

Definitely, if we couldn't our world would be pretty crap and seemingly worthless.

If you are around me a lot, you will notice that I don't smile much at all. I find, if there is nothing to smile about, why do so? I've been trying to correct such a behaviour, but it's hard.

However, I just had a party a few nights ago, and I was smiling and laughing non-stop for 4.5 hours such that my jaw hurt halfway into the night. That was bliss. I had such a great time, taking photos, dancing, meeting friends I hadn't talked to in months.

It was right after I got some very lacklustre results for exams, and I felt I didn't deserve to go, but that night seriously allowed me to forget about all my worries and really have a great time.

It is for this reason I say that, yes, humans do have the ability to forget about sad things, and concentrate on the things that make you happy.

Bliss need not be achieved by your dreams coming true. I mean, sometimes dreams coming true mayn't even award you with bliss. For instance, many people dream of being filthy rich, if I gave you a suitcase with $1 billion dollars now, would the bliss, if you feel any, be eternal anyway? I think not.

Bliss can be achieved by the most simple things. It might even be right in front of your eyes, and you just need something to trigger it.

I agree on how kids can convey feelings of bliss. After reading 'Catcher in the Rye', I think that a young child's innocent outlook on life is something many adults lack. When kids are innocently having fun, I feel happy too.

And of course, when you have those days when absolutely everything is going right, that has the power to achieve a state of bliss too. I also find that music can trigger bliss. Once you get into a very happy mood, happy things are bound to happen. Boogie Boogie
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