Vantage Points

It’s all so fragile, so precious, so delicate and enchanting. Everything, everyone around us has adventures and choices and experiences approaching. They each have occurrences, happenings, developments which will change their circumstances, alter the scenery of their paths and take them beyond our own horizons.

War, destruction, disease, shift, strain, loss, grief, hurt, conflict even now are approaching us. They’re coming, and with them they will bring metamorphosis. They’ll shake us, challenge us and test us.

My words aren’t intended to frighten or alarm, rather to remind and encourage. For now, we are still so near, so aligned, and we still have so much to offer one another, and to offer ourselves. This temporary reality is our opportunity to appreciate what is here and now, and to embrace all that surrounds us in this moment in time, in this corner of the universe. This is our chance to think and feel and connect and share. This is it. This is it. THIS. IS. IT. 

Go, do, try, dream, move, learn, build, create. There is no other time. There is no other moment. 

When those impending trials knock on our door, we will sturdy up our hearts and lean into whatever they are and whatever lessons they bring. When those tribulations arrive (and they will) our thoughts will not turn to unsent emails, work left undone, or messes yet to be cleaned. Our thoughts will linger on passionate kisses, old songs and colorful sunsets, roller coasters and home cooked meals, horseback rides and road trips, weddings, birthdays, and family pets. We’ll find solace in memories of climbing mountains, giggling babies, toes buried in the sand, dancing in dive bars, and running through tall grass. 

Life is a series of hardships punctuated by moments of pure, unadulterated bliss. And our fortitude during those inevitable hardships is determined by the quality of bliss we create. Our most enduring bliss is that which is made in love, and risk, and experience. So when hardship comes to greet us, we’ll find strength in our visions of joy, accomplishment and each humbling, awe-inspiring, breathtaking adventure.

Find your bliss, pursue it, nurture it and carry it with you wherever you go. Life is short; treasure every beautiful moment (hint: they’re all beautiful).



“One of the lessons I’ve learned in life is that happiness lies in discovering your passions and exploring them fiercely. And passions aren’t necessarily big, grand notions. We can also find passion in a rose garden and the smell of a puppy and the writing of a first grader. Wherever they are, whatever they may be, seek out your passions and cultivate them.” – Loren Nancarrow


21 thoughts on “Bliss

  1. Pingback: Bliss β€” Hannah Jane Nancarrow | The Nancarrow Project

  2. So true, life is painful, rough, and beautiful all at once. Thank you for another thought-provoking post. Always (and still) inspired by what you have to say. πŸ™‚

  3. Talk about Synchronicity! When I read your posts its always something that correlates to what I’m going through or what I need to hear. Your blog really warms my heart ❀ You express yourself so beautifully. You have a gift, and Thank You for sharing your gift with all of us!

  4. Thank you for such wonderful words. It was so very uplifting. You are such a positive ray of light. Your Dad was the exact same way. Watching him for years on the news, he was so uplifting and motivating. You are just like him. Publish your writings. Everyone needs to remember to take a positive approach to life because we can not control it. Many people get caught in the web of negativity and miss out on the positive mindset and comfort that it brings. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Might I offer a suggestion? Numerous people read your writings. When they take the time to reply you should acknowledge their remarks with a bit more conversation besides thank you. A lot of people are from your Dad’s generation and we do not do the whole social media stuff. When we comment we are sincere and it would be nice if you took the time to be that way also. Just a “thank you” is too general when someone is giving you a compliment. I do not mean to insult you only to insight you to the likes of different people and older generations of folks. Blessings.

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