Play

Word of the Day
Play- engage in an activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.

playLife often seems to be a very serious and practical experience and that makes people miss the truth behind it. Life is a game and once you accept that and learn how to play it, it will become a much more enjoyable and recreational experience.  Like any game, there are challenges to overcome and strategy to implement.  Most people never realize this is the case. They spend their life soberly moving from one square to the next,  regretting moves they made in the past or fretting over challenges that may come tomorrow.  Life is a game that is played in the now because that is all you are guaranteed.  Never forget to play as you move through life and it starts with an awareness of this game happening right under your nose, with your thoughts, words, and actions.

Life’s Beautiful Play

e2809call-the-world_s-a-stage-and-and-all-the-men-and-women-merely-players_e2809d-399x400Looking at the experience of living I can only come to one conclusion and that is that life is a beautiful play. Designed to teach you lessons along the way, fooling you into believing that you are in control and driving the ride you are on, but supplying the stage for triumph or tragedy. Revealing slowly, surely and completely that we may not be completely in control of this story but the mere beneficiary of the script. Left to choose to become this or that, rich or poor, smart or ignorant, accepting or judgmental, there are many choices we do make but it is all seems to be a predetermined act and we are merely the actors.

What Others Think

caring-what-others-think-2One of the most common blocks people face in accomplishing their goals is the worry about what others think of your choices, behaviors or talents. How often have you stopped doing something because you didn’t want to look foolish or be picked on by someone else?

This is a limiting thought that can be easily changed if you start to focus on what you are doing in the moment and forget what others might be thinking about it, you will enjoy life a whole lot more and find success as well. There are several simple reasons that this is true.

Remember How to Play

Remember How To Play In Life

Playing Catch
Remembering the fun of play

Many years ago, I can remember being a kid and just wondering who was going to be available to play after school.  There were not many things that were more important to my elementary school self than what I would play, where I would play and who would be available to play with.  Growing up in the town of Greenville, Maine, Tuesdays were always a difficult day because the bulk of my colleagues were Catholic and they had to go to Catechism, which significantly cut into my options.  I often urged some of my friends to skip their religious instruction for a rousing game of kickball or football or anything outside that involved a game of some kind.