Blog of Bliss

A Part of our #SelfLove Series

According to Merriam-Webster, bliss can be defined as complete happiness.

Have you ever felt complete happiness before? Whether it be a good hair day, the way you feel in your favorite outfit, or when you are surprised with your favorite meal for dinner, it is a feeling of bliss. That feeling is just pure happiness and it should be an emotion we have more often. Since we are all human, we experience different emotions throughout our day. Here are some ways we can experience bliss more frequently.


This is the first step to finding bliss. Just be quiet with your thoughts and breathe. If you are like me you may feel a lot of different emotions during those couple of minutes, but at the end you will find a calm that you have been looking for.


Taking a walk always helps to clear my head and sleep better at night. I don’t know if it’s the fresh air, the ability to walk and talk my feelings with my walking partner or being on with nature that I just feel re-energized and rejuvenated. Sometimes that is all you need is a walk to clear your head.


Breathe in through your nose and out your mouth of couple of times. This brings a sense of calm to me in yoga practice. I always breathe out longer, so I am able to breathe deeper in my next breath. Try it if you are looking for a sense of bliss.

Be Calm

This is going to sound crazy, but I feel most calm when I’m having my hair shampooed at the salon. I just sit in the chair and allow the shampoo person to massage away my worries. Just like the shampoo is cleansing my scalp and the conditioner is softening my hair, the same is going on inside of me. I am ridding myself of the negative energy and opening myself to positive, calming energy.


This pretty much sums up bliss for many people. Just sitting and listening; that’s all you have to do. In order to obtain optimal bliss, use Parish Giving for your weekly offering. Leave the checkbook and envelope at home with the rest of your worries. Mass is where bliss meets you.

These are some of the ways that I achieve bliss in my everyday life. To achieve complete happiness is difficult, but there are parts of your day in which you are completely and utterly happy with yourself. That is what we aim for everyday at Parish Giving.