Author Joseph Campbell often talked about "following your
bliss." I heard of a bus driver in Chicago who does just that.
He sings while he drives. That's right... SINGS! And I
don't mean he sings softly to himself, either. He sings so that
the whole bus can hear! All day long he drives and sings.
He was once interviewed on Chicago television. He said
that he is not actually a bus driver. "I'm a professional
singer," he asserted. "I only drive the bus to get a captive
audience every single day."
His "bliss" is not driving a bus, though that may be a
source of enjoyment for some people. His bliss is singing. And
the supervisors at the Chicago Transit Authority are perfectly
happy about the whole arrangement. You see, people line
up to ride his bus. They even let other busses pass by so they
can ride with the "singing bus driver." They love it!
Here is a man who believes he knows why he was put here
on earth. For him, it is to make people happy. And the more he
sings, the more people he makes happy! He has found a way to
align his purpose in living with his occupation. By following his
bliss, he is actually living the kind of life he believes he was
meant to live.
Not everybody can identify a purpose in life. But when
you do, and when you pursue it, you will be living the kind of
life you feel you were meant to live. And chances are... you will