i like to share photographs and words. i am a little bit careful as to how i share things online. there are some personal things about the people in my life that, out of respect for those people, i don’t post. there have been times that i have written words out of resentment, misunderstanding, judgement, or anger that i have regretted with a red face.
i restrict myself in many ways on a daily basis. it may be out of respect, fear, to fit in, and to appear normal. come on…you know what i mean. we all do it.
we have been taught how to do this even before we started to walk or talk. shhhhh, no, wait, not now, be quiet, stop crying, go to sleep. as a child we hear, no, not now, not here, be quiet, sit still, change your clothes, no running…
we are so busy restricting our self that we become really good at it. we can get stuck in a restrict-a-groove so deep that we become little control robots. and robots don’t have hearts. we forget how to listen to our heart.
if we begin to do our work out of a need to appear normal, fearing what others will think, fear of messing up, fear of change or looking different, then a lot will be missing. for example, Love will be missing, play will be missing, joy will be missing, creativity will be missing.
what if the reasons for doing anything started with our spiritual life?
what would happen if we started listening to the Spirit speaking our heart, instead of our fears or desires?
what difference would it make…
if the courage of this Love was working in your life?
how does your heart and mind feel?
now think “play”
are you grinning yet? how does your
heart and mind feel about play?
yes, that is the difference it can make.