The nature of life is bliss. Everyone is born to enjoy, we are not born to suffer. We have been hearing for centuries past that there is great potentiality hidden within everyone. It is hidden in us, not because it is difficult to bring out, but simply because we are not bringing it out, that is all. — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Science, philosophy and even a few enlightened spiritual paths agree that humans, like other life forms, are hard-wired to seek pleasure. Pleasure, then, is what our bodies and spirits understand as natural.
So today’s update is a very short one. It is simply a homework assignment for you, with thanks for its inspiration to astrologer and ambassador of bliss, Rob Brezsny.
Assume that your capacity for experiencing pleasure is not a barrier to your spiritual growth, but is in fact essential to it. What would you do differently from what you do now?
Extra credit: Choose one thing that you might have told yourself was non-spiritual, but which, in fact, lights up your delight receptors like a sunrise. Do it today.