We were at the beach for the full moon, and started messing around, (which pretty much looks like me turning into a spider monkey ;) so we hit “record” and here’s what happened…
We just played… for 10 whole minutes...
I’m passionate about PLAYING. It’s not always graceful, (as you can see), it’s experimental, and there’s an element of surprise - we just don’t know what might happen.
Yet for all my passion, playing isn’t always easy for me to do. I get stuck, I think I don’t have time, I feel cranky… Or I just plain don’t feel playful.
So for the past few months, I’ve had a daily play practice (meaning I do it whether I feel like it or not), which has created some super powerful shifts in my life.
Why bother to play?
I play for…
Play can look so many different ways for us as adults and it has a direct effect on how we show up in our intimacy with ourselves and others. It opens us up.
Hide around the corner and scare someone
Dance in the kitchen as we’re making dinner
Smear our partner’s cheek with whipped cream
Paint with our fingers
Use extra soap and play with bubbles when washing dishes
Look for pictures in the clouds
Run for no reason
Hop on the grocery cart and glide thru the parking lot (remember doing that as a kid?)
Create a project just for fun
Play with our pets
Shake our whole body (I love this when I’m feeling upset)
Play music really loud
Wave at strangers
I hope you feel inspired to be spontaneous and get playful. What would it look like if you played every day?
What would your relationships look like? How might you show up at work? In the bedroom? And maybe most importantly, how does your body feel? All if you were resourced from a place of play?