When I started daily bliss back in January, I envisioned it being a daily practice, a moment of writing, and a fun discipline. The daily bit worked well until life started to unravel with trips and illnesses and overall burnout. I've been thinking lately about the benefits of routine and spontaneity. I seem to want to carve my days into rituals--the 6 sun salutations upon rising, followed by the ubiquitous oatmeal breakfast, followed by 15 minutes of journaling, then the checking of email and facebook and blogs...and that's just the first hour of my day. Is it surprisingly, then, that I have been shifting between routines and spontaneity? I'm trying, as always, to find that ideal balance that creates calm and bliss.
And so, if daily bliss isn't literally daily in practice, it's part of the theory.