WHY I PLAY

December 31, 2016

So it is the last day of the year and one of those days I should be working my ass off to finish up tons of projects, but honestly all I want to do is play. So why is it that we think it is ok for kids to play, but we don’t support adults playing as much. I have been, and am still, working on remembering that play not a guilty pleasure. Play brings me joy. It helps me have healthy relationships with others. It keeps me creative. It helps me solve problems and it is fun.

Play is me looking at or making art. It is about me reading books, watching movies because I want to, not just because I have to. It is about me being stupid and laughing and dreaming and flirting with my wife. Play is what keeps me feeling as close to my wife after 15 years as I did when we first met. Play is what I do with those I love and it is a safe way for me to begin relationships with people I don’t know yet. Maybe that is why I love doing Pampered Chef parties; they give me a chance to play with others.

Play for me is that which fills me with moments of surprise, pleasure, joy and connection to the universe in a way nothing else can.

Play does not have be about something I do, it can just be how I am feeling. I love to crochet for example and that is fun and playful and creative, but I have friends who hate it and would not consider that play. Play for me is about remembering not to take everything seriously.

During those times when I am struggling, I surround myself with playful people and kids and people I love. Their energy fills me and the environment and before I know it I am playing

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

December 31, 2016

What are you imagining for 2017?

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

December 30, 2016

Use your imaginatoin! Pretend and play.

SONG OF THE WEEK

December 29, 2016

Sometimes we just want to have fun! While Cyndi Lauper says girls just want to have fun. We all need to have fun sometimes regardless of what sex we are. https://youtu.be/PIb6AZdTr-A

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

December 29, 2016

Take time each day to play, create, and imagine.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

December 28, 2016

Are you doing what you love?

WHAT’S UP DOC?

December 27, 2016

 

When most people think about meditation, they may think about water, peace, bliss, quiet, breathing, or mindfulness. When I asked my friends what they thought they gave me a diversity of answers. However, none of them said Bugs Bunny. However, Dean Slutyer, author of When the Chicken Crossed the Road, suggests that Bugs Bunny’s classic line is a mantra. The first part evokes “the pause before formless awareness concretizes into words and thoughts: the wisdom of uncertainty, omnidirectional openness to all possibilities, the child-mind that is required to enter the kingdom of heaven.” The second phase presents the challenge for our meditation: “What’s the story? What’s reality?”

Breathing in: Eh, . . .
Breathing out: what’s up, Doc?

So today, take a few minutes to sit, meditate, and practice this Bugs Bunny mantra. Not only will you find yourself reaping the benefits of meditation, but having fun in the process. Not only will you think of meditation differently after today, but Bugs Bunny as well.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

December 27, 2016

Are you working at growing?

 

It’s Sharing Time!

December 26, 2016

It’s Sharing Time! Who makes you laugh?  http://inspiritual.biz/spiritual-discussion/2016/12/26/who-makes-you-laugh

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

December 26, 2016

What does your soul sound like? Is it singing?