Tuesday 21 February 2012

Blissfully Flourish by Glenda Myles


One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that. Joseph Campbell

When I think of the word flourish it reminds me of a big, beautiful plant.

Consider that a plant doesn’t lament about growing. It doesn’t look at the other plants in the room and judge itself or others. It doesn’t shrink and hide so as to not offend anyone by its own beauty.

That’s ridiculous.

It knows what it is supposed to do. No one has to tell it what to do. It’s encoded in its cellular structure.

Given the right environment. It will grow – strong and true. It will do what it is supposed to do without thought or consideration. It will flourish.

We are not so different from the plant. Of course, we can think and consider, but, more often than not, that’s where problems start.

Connecting to our bliss and allowing it to shine through and to flourish is our true purpose in life. And moreover, just like the plant we know what that purpose is. I believe this will every cell in my being.

We need to:
  • Connect to our bliss
  • Create the right environment for our bliss
  • Do that “thing that brings you bliss” diligently, passionately, persistently and playfully every day
And we will flourish.

Imagine the world where all of us were like the big, beautiful plant: owning our space and beauty, shining for the enjoyment of all, and doing what we love.

That would be a beautiful world indeed.

Glenda at Myles Ahead Studio is a professional marketing strategist working to bring more creativity into business and make more ideas come to life.


  1. Ah, yes. The idea of flourishing and thriving is a key touchpoint for me this year. Sometimes the doing doesn't feel exactly blissful, and perhaps that's because I tend to put more diligence in it than playfulness. Thanks for reminding me to fertilize with play!

  2. I'm with Helen--I appreciate your reminding us that bliss should be playful. After all, it's supposed to be bliss!