Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021
Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Whenever we engage in playful activities, our body is active and energized, and our mind is alert. Our emotions tend to be spacious and elevated, our spirit open and accepting. This is a prime example of the flow state, in which we get lost in an eternal present where heart, mind, and body are aligned with action and intent.
Free from the suffering and drama of our addictions, we can now embrace the best of trickster’s playfulness without concern about how others might judge us. We can take time to walk in the rain, jump in mud puddles, collect images of rainbows, smell wild flowers, blow bubbles, build sandcastles, watch the moon and stars come out, read children’s books, act silly, take a bubble bath, fly kites, say the magic words, talk with animals, climb trees, have pillow fights, tell stories, and do anything else that brings more happiness, celebration, and a sense of freedom to our life.
While we honor the ongoing work necessary to heal old wounds and develop positive habits, our guiding mantra for today is to just have fun. We embody the primal and youthful purity of the free, rambunctious, joyful play energy.
I enjoy finding different ways of being outrageously playful.