“Balance” is truly the key to life. Critical to my path towards self-realizaton is a process of “witness consciousness”, where I can observe myself and my emotions. When I am a little bit “off”, I can hopefully identify those emotions that undermine my feelings of peace and “balance”.
What I feel in my body, the world will project back to me. When I feel grounded, things just seem to go smoothly. It is so very important to have “fun and joy” in life, as part of our balance.
When I feel that the child in me needs to play, I should always take the time to play. While at the beach yesterday, I looked out into the ocean and I saw something moving out in the water. What could it be?
Looking closer, I could see that it was two seals frolicking and playing together.
I felt pure delight. I had never seen this before! And they continued on for at least 20 minutes. I felt pure joy. These two seals shared the wisdom of the importance of play.
Years ago, when feeling really happy, I would perform my “horsey dance”. I had a beautiful standard poodle, Harvey, who would get so excited during my dance that he would nip at and actually bite my bottom. We nicknamed him “butt-biter”. It seems so silly, but it was so important. More recently, as I have been going through a very difficult time in my life, my horsey dance has not been as spontaneous or frequent. But today, I feel the need to dance, feeling the “pure joy of being alive” and being grateful for all that I have. And all that I am.
What did you love to do as a child?
What do you have that makes you giggle and laugh for the pure joy of it?.
Strive to find your inner “silly child”. It is so important to be able to laugh with and at ourselves.
Don’t let anyone or anything take away your happy.