Follow the Blessing

I haven’t posted here for a long time. Christianity per se just hasn’t been much on my radar.

Today’s post on my other blog ought to keenly interest Christians, so here’s a link to the article: Follow the Blessing.

Here’s a couple of excerpts:

Six years ago I began an experiment with Joseph Campbell’s “follow your bliss.” I recently expanded that into “follow the blessing” so as to be more inclusive and less narcissistic, although there’s no way around the fact that our interest in other people’s bliss or blessing is inextricably entwined with our own. I also want to recognize that a wonderful life isn’t one long flow of the euphoria that “bliss” can imply. Sometimes bliss feels like deep satisfaction or contented peace. It can also feel ecstatic. It can also feel like victory after serious struggle or relief after intense pain. “Blessing” covers all the above.
Following the blessing means doing what feels blessed. It might bless you, or it might bless others — usually both. But what does doing that mean practically?


Maybe the decision to follow the blessing is the “narrow gate” that Jesus mentioned?
Funny how most Christians think that he was talking about precisely the opposite of anything we would regard as bliss or blessing that we feel.

Check it out if you’re interested on a practical take on a modern way of understanding a “walk in the Spirit.”



About Millard J. Melnyk

Motley past, promising future exploring an open, potent understanding of mutuality, individual dignity and personal power through trust. DEAUTHORITARIANIZE EVERYTHING!
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4 Responses to Follow the Blessing

  1. David Brown says:

    excellent Millard…….and I would add that “a blessing” would be when one recognizes the God within our hearts! thanks ..david

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