It’s a prayer for her, for me, for you, for the whole world. I figure it’s a perfect time to pray for the whole world twice a day, morning and evening… Mandy Patinkin Ralph Waldo Emerson is quoted as saying “It is a happy talent to know how to play.” Talent (more often than not) takes practice.Continue reading “Practicing Playfulness. As simple as Salmon and Rice.”
Holiness and play always tend to overlap. So do poetic imagination and faith. Johan Huizinga There is much to learn on the value of play and playfulness for adults. In his formative work “Homo Ludens A Study of the Play-Element in Culture” Johan Huizinga explored ancient culture, mythology, ritual, contests, and humor around the theContinue reading “The Sacred Activity of Free Play”
You can deny, if you like, nearly all abstractions: justice, beauty, truth, goodness, mind, God. You can deny seriousness, but not play. Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens, A Study of the Play-Element in Culture Playful Perspectives, People & Purpose
Playful Friends, not Jerks, get all the Honey. Bee Kind.
Find where you belong…. claim your space and place through Play and Playfulness. “We often trick ourselves into thinking that we need is 1st place, when what we are really looking for is ‘our place.’ So when you find yours, amongst the renegades of spin; and the master string benders, don’t let anyone tell youContinue reading “Camaraderie and Playfulness, claim your place and space!”
You’ll never get bored when you try something new, There’s no limit to what you can do. – Dr. Seuss 2020 is a year to remember. Truly. Given difficult times, fear and unknowns it has still been full of meaningful moments to reflect upon. This next year holds the promise of a new and betterContinue reading “Make 2021 YOUR Year of Playfulness!”
There was a time, long ago, when we knew all about Christmas. We were small; we held it right in our hearts. We have to work at it to find Christmas now, but it’s worth looking for. Essayist Murr Brewster The holidays can be challenging for some. It may take slowing down, focus, and practiceContinue reading “Find The Mirth”
Our power as individuals is multiplied when we gather together as families, groups, and communities with common goals. The I Ching Play and the Practice of Playfulness are good for us as individuals and helpful in building Community. Community as we fondly refer to it with a small ‘c’ is made up of smaller closeContinue reading “Playfulness & Community”
Choosing playfulness and courage over fear. Joost Vrouenraets Of Fear and Playfulness by Bernard Louis De Koven 1 min read. It is almost always impossible to be playful when you are afraid. @PositiveForceMovement Wait for it… and watch the entire 13 minutes. It’s worth it. Truly.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. Dr. Seuss Today marks our sixth month learning the ins and outs of Word Press…poking and prodding the importance of playfulness for adults. We are tickled pink when we strike a chord with a reader. To learn a posted story is useful takes us beyondContinue reading “Play. The Great State vs Trait Debate!”