With all the pressures and demands of life, it is easy to take ourselves to seriously, and lose the joy of being fully present in the moment. I love this quote by Thomas Merton: “What is serious to men is often very trivial in the eyes of God. What in God might appear to us as play is perhaps what He Himself takes most seriously.”
Below are some questions to reflect on regarding play:
When was the last time you laughed so hard your belly ached?
When was the last time you danced without inhibition….without being under the influence of some spirits:)?
What hobbies give you life?
When was the last time stood in awe at some discovery in nature?
Learning to play is a great way to relieve one’s stress and deal with road rage! If you feel overwhelmed with life including all the responsibilities of work, bills to be paid, and are feeling burdened with the nagging guilt of all those unfinished chores….give yourself a break and go play!