A State of Bliss: Your Why

November 28, 2016

A little more than 7 years ago, I faced a personal tragedy. I woke up one morning on a different journey in life when, without warning, my wife passed away. Our three children ranged between 8 years old and one just turned 13. Most people, at some point in their life, ask themselves, “Why am I here? What is my purpose for being?” For me, I spent a lot of time pondering those questions.

I turned to a professional to help me and my kids process what had happened. Early into this journey, I was introduced to a spiritual healer. A spiritual healer is a person who allows himself or herself to be used as a channel for the flow of healing light and energy. All healing comes from God, plain and simple, and a spiritual healer acts as a channel for this healing energy. One of the things I uncovered is that I want to reach a state of bliss in my lifetime -- to find that place where happiness and joy rule my thoughts, words, and actions.

Sounds great, right!? For those of you on a similar path, I’m sure you know the challenge. I start my day with prayer, asking God to help me find Him in everyone and to love everyone. Some days I get there and some days I don’t. Sometimes I can string consecutive days together. Sometimes I can’t. My journey continues one day at a time. Imagine a world if we all had this goal!

While I much prefer the spiritual path that I am on, why did it have to take a personal tragedy to get there? I was heads down running companies with my work-life balance out of whack. If your work-life balance needs some tuning or an overhaul, I urge you to make some quiet time as we enter this holiday season and ask yourself what is your state of bliss? What legacy do you want to leave?

Very important note: God sent me one of his angels, whom I married. We combined our families and now have five kids plus Rocky, our dog.