The art of play¬†ūüėÉ

As¬†children¬†we learn how to behave, our¬†limits, barriers, likes & dislikes.¬†this conditions us at a very¬†early age the power of choice. It also teaches us how to play the game of life. Most of us have¬†created our deepest emotional messages, triggers, fears & blocks by age 9. Soon after we¬†begin ¬†to crave¬†acceptance & approval from our peers again creating¬†another layer of¬†conditioning. By now, we’ve¬†forgotten what “play’ is¬†because something else has given us value¬†and the mixed¬†message¬†society depicts of “playing is fun yet¬†frivolous” pushes us further from our natural¬†instinct to move,¬†create, be silly &¬†present.¬†
Most people come to me for guidance and support at the end of “now what?” After years of trying to figure it out, Seekers¬†come looking for answers after¬†being¬†lost for years. The sense of¬†identity that is imposed upon¬†at¬†high school graduation to “be an adult” when¬†we’ve¬†barely have a F*cking idea how we got here, is insane.

Growing up quick does not teach¬†responsibility, it teaches conformity¬†like in grade school.¬†¬†“Follow the rules”, “act like an adult” & “you should know by now” are¬†laden with guilt & shame yet we are told to have it “figured out” by 18. When & where did you learn how to be an adult? Your parents? TV? Society? We are not taught to be adults we¬†are¬†just constantly practicing to become one. ¬†Most of us are what I refer to as “Adulting” the practice¬†to¬†learning to be an behave like an adult.¬†Dictionary.com defines¬†adult as “having attained full size and strength”. i am Just beginning to understand what this means, how about you?¬†

The idea of play as an adult is saved for vacation but I am inviting you now to add a little bit of play into your day & week, watch what happens. Playing will¬†come naturally, set aside¬†time to fully enjoy and immerse yourself in something that lights your heart ablaze ūüĒ•
Allow play to be the theme of your¬†Thanksgiving (US) ūüćĹ festivities or weekend. Happy Playing!¬†

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