“Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.” ~ Tom Robbins, novelist.
A simple way to stay connected to your play state is to have regular play days. Play days can be experienced on your own or with friends and loved ones. The key is that you are doing what you love, feeling joy and activating your play state.
Here are a few ideas for you:
Solo Intuitive Play Day: If on your own, spend a day being completely intuitive. Walk or drive without any set destination. Make choices of where to turn, what to observe, what to do based fully on how you feel in the moment. This is a good exercise in paying attention to your self, honoring your desires and feelings, and cultivating your intuitive muscle.
Paired Supportive Play Day: With a friend or loved one make the decision that you are going to support and go along with each others spontaneous whims. You may spend a full day focusing on one person’s play day, or split one day into two parts. The key is that whatever one wants to do, the other person says Yes and fully engages in the activity, making the person feel loved and appreciated, thereby validating and encouraging their play state.
Creative Flow Play Day: With a friend take turns finding things to play with that are right in front of you. Make games out of nothing, simple silly games. For instance, if you see a stick and rock, play a quick game of baseball. Swing at the rock and see how far you can hit it! Or if by a river, each person grab a stick, place it in the water and see who’s stick floats fastest down the stream. Take turns coming up with games, creating something out of nothing!
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