The word for today is Play
“Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.”
― Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”
― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
“This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”
― Alan W. Watts
“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
“The second I decide something is done, it’s done. I just have to wait for all y’all to see it.”—Will Smith
Or in my case, I have to wait for myself to see it.
The minute I make an intention, it’s real, it’s a viable creation. But until I can feel it and actually “be it,” my intention stays on a vibrational plane that’s out of my sight.
Making intentions is never the problem. What we intend is already present. It’s just that you and me and everybody else is stubborn enough that we keep staring at its lack. Until we can catch up vibrationally, we are unable to see and enjoy our fabulous creations.
As I heard Esther Hicks once say, “We’ve already created enough joy and happiness for 20 or 30 lifetimes.”
I hope this is a comforting thought. That our only responsibility is to get ourselves tuned into the joyful vibration where blessings flow, to begin resonating to the vibrational catalog of fun, love and laughter. We literally have to distract ourselves from all thoughts and emotions that block the natural flow.
Most of us are really good at the first part of the equation. Making the intention. But the second part, the part where we get out of our own way and allow love and joy and the new Mercedes Benz into our sphere of awareness is often more problematic.
So for right now, forget about your intentions. Just focus on every brilliant, juicy, fun delicious thought you can think of. Be grateful for every little thing. That’s everything that even remotely resembles your intention and everything that doesn’t. When joy is the dominant emotion, you’ll be able to pull good things out of the air like magicians pull rabbits out of hats.
Thoughts from Pam Grout
Your Daily Now Moment!
The ancient Greek writer Aesop left us with these words:
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
Be on the lookout for kindness today. You may find more of it in the world than you think is there.
Also, try bringing more intentionality to your own acts of kindness.
We may not always get it back, but in the long run this simple practice primes your mind for good and can be life changing.
Try it out today.
Elisha Goldstein, PhD