My father owned rental property my entire life. Typically it was a beach house or a mountain house that he would rent on a weekly basis. Well before Airbnb, he had quite a following. His “tag line”, if you will, was “Play Is Very Serious Business”.
This line popped into my head recently during a meditation. While I am sure my father never attributed any deep spiritual meaning to this line, my Higher Self had other plans. All at once, I was flooded with the significance of play and why it is indeed very serious business.
Spiritually speaking, before we can find our purpose before we can find the reason we are on this rock, we must learn self-love. Without first finding self-love, we cannot fully love another or understand our relationship with each other, much less with our Creator. Self-love is a prerequisite to Finding My Purpose 101. It is the hardest and most important thing we can do in this life. Learn to love and accept ourselves just as we are as Holy Children of the One.
Part of self-love is learning to play for play’s sake. Remember how we used to play as children? We would play with anyone at any time if they would play with us. I challenge you to find a 5-year old that will not instantly play tag if you walk up to them, tap them on the shoulder and say you’re it! No judgment, no analyzing whether this will be good for my career, just being silly in the moment.
Play is important because it keeps us focused in the moment. We share a part of ourselves and bypass the monkey mind. We share from the heart without all the baggage we carry around as adults. Once we remember how to play, we can no longer be victims. We can see ourselves and others as equals. We can see ourselves for who we truly are.
Yes, play is a very serious business. We all need to laugh, giggle, and be silly with each other. Laughter raises our vibration. It quite literally makes us lighter, happier, and healthier. Remember Mary Poppin’s uncle floating off the ceiling in a fit of laughter?
We are here to enjoy life to its fullest and radiate love to each other as we walk along our path. Once we remember how to play, our life’s purpose will present itself.
Now we are doing yoga….
Blair is the co-owner of Yoga Daily in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He is a certified yoga instructor, a recovering lawyer, and a spiritual student. The content of this blog is what Blair considers to be universal truths that span all dogma and religion and it is offered to you in Love and Light. Check out Yoga Dude for additional blog entries. You can contact Blair at email@example.com. Yoga is but one path to the knowing that we are all One. Please take what resonates with you and leave the rest without judgment or offense.