We all understand play when we witness a child doing it, but what is play when you are all grown up?
Play sprouts from organic creative action, being immersed in what you are doing with an absence of
self consciousness. Add some embarrassment or judgement and play seems to fizzle and die. Play
isn't limited to obvious things like games or sand castle building. Play can erupt from anything or
from anywhere. It has no goal nor destination. It happens when you aren't looking, or when you really
Play tends to be fun, but it could also be serious too. Mostly, play is what happens when the past and
the future have melted away, and you are one with the present moment. It is the delicious experience
of being completely absorbed in what you are doing, so that nothing else exists in that moment.
You've left behind the "have to's", "should's", and "must's", and entered the world of being. There, in
play, nothing blocks your expression. You are yourself and it feels completely natural and pure. Play
and being playful are what's there when the judge is absent. Play is an expression of Love manifest.
Did play visit you today?