We continually collect attitudes and judgments as our egos develop during this life. As we collect all those judgments, those dry brown sticks, we lose the ability to have fun. Fun flows from our Source, from our true selves. Do you remember truly having fun? Do you remember playing with others for the simple purpose of having fun? No frills, no pretense, no vanity. Just play for play’s sake?
We as “adults” rarely play – we go to parties, have gatherings and engage in recreational activities, but we don’t play. Not really. Our egos want us to participate in activities for ulterior motives. We include people so that we might benefit from an association with them. They may be rich, in the right club or circle of “friends”. We may work with them and want to create a social connection to benefit us at our jobs.
None of this is really play. Watch a group of children under 10 years old and you will understand. Children can be total strangers and engage with each other for the simple joy of play. They have fun for fun’s sake. In the process, they reflect their True Self. The God within begins to shine.
Close your eyes and remember play. Remember play for play’s sake. Remember pure fun. You feel lighter, you tingle and you are completely and totally in the moment. Your hurts go away. Your hunger disappears. Time stops as you completely embrace the moment. You are consumed by your True Self. Your ego disappears. This state of being is known by many names. But it is all the same – you are remembering who you truly are.
My own son gave me a tremendous gift a few years ago. He took me trail riding on bicycles. My 25-year-old mountain bike can attest that trail riding was a distant memory. Nevertheless, I dusted it off, filled the tires with air and off we went.
As our ride unfolded, I became lost in the play. There was no one to impress, no one to judge, we were simply playing. Time stood still as I peddled through the forest, tingling, feeling warm, secure and I knew who I was as a divine Child of God. To this day my daughter can do it to me as well, if only for a moment, as we giggle and act silly when no one is looking.
We are all blessed with this ability and readily participated in play as children. Growing up, maturing, acting like “adults” is the illusion. We are beings of Light and Love; we play simply for play’s sake.
Today let us cast off the oppressive cloak of maturity! Have fun and remember your Divinity!! You are a Holy Child of God. God, himself, is not complete without you!!!
Giggle at least 6 times today!
Now we are doing yoga….
Blair is the co-owner of Yoga Daily in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He is a certified yoga instructor, 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 The Daily Yogi 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.