Why We Should Stop Talking Politics

“A healthy democracy requires a decent society; it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerant and respectful.” ~Charles W. Pickering

The other day I was talking politics with my friend.

We agree on most political things, but even so, I could feel myself getting agitated. Talking politics is like sitting in traffic. Nothing terrible is happening, but it brings out the worst in people.

During the conversation, she said something that should be obvious, but it was an “ah-ha” moment for me.

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22 Steps On The Path To Spiritual Bliss

The word “bliss” is such a soothing word.

It feels both soothing and joyful, like a soak in a warm tub.

I think it's an onomatopoeia — the sound of the word echos its meaning.

The dictionary defines it as “supreme happiness; utter joy and contentment.” There is also a spiritual meaning to the word. To reach spiritual bliss would be dwelling in paradise or attaining nirvana — a place free from pain, worry, and suffering.

Is it possible to attain spiritual bliss right now?

Can you live a life of supreme contentment, free from suffering?

Perhaps it's not possible to experience that in every moment of every day. But I think it is quite possible to configure your life in such a way that you can be on the path to spiritual bliss.

And while you are on the path, you can encounter ever-expanding pools of bliss as you learn what constitutes a life of joy and contentment, free from worry and suffering.

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