blissed out.  

Posted by Elysabeth Williams

Can you recall the last time you had a hysterically good time – laughing so hard your face ached? Excitement so great you screamed. Can you remember the last time you counted down the days on your calendar in anticipation of some event? Earth shattering news?

Can you count how many times you’ve fallen for someone? Can you remember the heart stopping moment of meeting that person for the first time and how your stomach flipped and hurt… add the fear of something organic flying out of your nose or something equally as inane…  the initial attraction or burn of being in their presence, and the longing of seeing that person again? The ache in your fingers and other body parts to just. Be. Near.

And you can probably count on one or both hands (okay add some feet) how many times it’s happened in your life.

 In... your… entire… life…

Think about it – we don’t get many opportunities to feel that elation or “blissed-out” feeling often in our lives. The sidesplitting, tear-wiping laughter doesn’t happen every day, nor the day counting, and neither does that heart-stopping lustful attraction of someone new. If you have, then you’re truly ahead of the game. For the most part, it seems people are hung up on obligations and mundane. I guess it’s needed and helpful to maintain sanity, but when do we really get to enjoy the bliss moments? Do we avoid them out of fear? Tiredness? Do we let others dictate what should be or not?

Recall the last time you really looked forward to something. Seeing someone new, a movie, a new song by your favorite band, a group of friends for a midnight outing.

Get out of the rut… don’t let anyone stop you or knock you down… Bliss yourself out.

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6 comments

Well it certainly has been a long time for me in either of those things. Unfortunately, I'm not in a place (literally or figuratively) to do so. We'll see what happens in September. I can wait.

June 30, 2010 at 3:16 PM

September isn't that far away now ;)

June 30, 2010 at 3:38 PM

YAY. this was an amazing post, and exactly what I needed to hear today.

Thanks :)

June 30, 2010 at 3:46 PM

Thanks, Sara!

June 30, 2010 at 3:56 PM

Bliss out, baby. I went years without feeling it, but my new motto is to not let anyone piss on my flame. If you can't let go of your inhibitions enough to bliss out every now and then, what's the point? Thanks for reminding everyone ;)

July 1, 2010 at 11:01 PM

Jeanne, I love that phrase :D
You know what was really weird; the same day I write this, I found out an online friend that I hadn't talked to in ages passed away really suddenly. It was very surreal. I Just think it drove the point home even more.
You just gotta let yourself go before it's gone.

July 1, 2010 at 11:24 PM

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