Follow your bliss has become a real catchphrase in the last few years - although it's not new. Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987), an American mythologist, writer and lecturer is the original author. He was a life-long student of cultures long gone. In short, follow your bliss phrase summarizes his entire life philosophy.
"If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are — if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time."
"Now, I came to this idea of bliss because in Sanskrit, which is the great spiritual language of the world, there are three terms that represent the brink, the jumping-off place to the ocean of transcendence: sat-chit-ananda. The word “Sat” means being. “Chit” means consciousness. “Ananda” means bliss or rapture. I thought, “I don’t know whether my consciousness is proper consciousness or not; I don’t know whether what I know of my being is my proper being or not; but I do know where my rapture is. So let me hang on to rapture, and that will bring me both my consciousness and my being.” I think it worked. Source
Follow Your Bliss Quotes
"Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real." Deepak Chopra
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” Dale Carnegie
“If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.” Katharine Hepburn
Be Yourself Quotes
“Be an encourager, the world has enough critics already.” Unknown
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." Friedrich Nietzsche
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." Oscar Wilde
Let Go Quotes
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” Hermann Hesse
"If you want to fly in the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down." Amit Ray
"The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward." Steve Maraboli
"In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself."
“Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.” Will Rogers
“If you lose, don't lose the lesson.” Dalai Lama