Meditation Quote 101: “Mindful and creative, a child [..] simply lives, speaks and plays in freedom.” – Arnaud Desjardins

By on March 26, 2015

"Mindful and creative, a child who has neither a past, nor examples to follow, nor value judgments, simply lives, speaks and plays in freedom." - Arnaud Desjardins

Play!

..you still sitting here reading this?

Ok, feel free to read the whole post, but please promise me one thing? After you’ve read this:

Play!

Why? Ask a child, and I’m sure they’ll tell you that playing is the best way to enjoy the moment.

With adulthood often comes a magnitude of responsibilities, seriousness, stress, work, worries and regrets.

How annoying!

I wish I had a time-machine so I could transport you to your childhood past, when you were free of these adulthood “bad things” – fully immersed in the moment.

But alas, I can not (at least not at the time of this writing).

But what I can do is urge you to:

  • Let go of the past. You can not go back and fix it, and you’re only imprisoning yourself by focusing on it. Forgive, accept, and let go.
  • Stop worrying so much about the future. It’ll happen regardless of you. Too much on your plate? See if you can reduce some of your commitments and responsibilities. And for the future events you dread, but can not escape: in my experience they are often much easier to face than we fear.

By becoming less imprisoned by the past, and focusing less on worrying about the future, we have more time and freedom to focus on the now.

Embrace the child in you, and allow yourself some more play-time, me-time, and now-time!

“Mindful and creative, a child who has neither a past, nor examples to follow, nor value judgments, simply lives, speaks and plays in freedom.” – Arnaud Desjardins

Do you play often enough… what is your favorite play? Comment and let us know…

 

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