Sunday, April 08, 2007

Come and play

When you put your trust in your Creator and know that everything is unfolding as it should you learn to enjoy the present moment. You start to find joy in the ordinary things, the sound of children playing outside, the hum of the cars in the distance , the comforting glow of a declining spring day and the knowledge that you spent your hours just the way you wished. You give thanks that you had three glorious days of sunshine to mitigate the low temperatures felt before.

When you shut out all the chatter in your head, stop all thinking and access the stillness within you, and hold on to it as long as you can , then there is no greater joy. You are a part of this world yet you are not. You take part in this world but you are also of another world.

The daffodils are in bloom , a blackbird flies past, the grass feels alive, the skeletal branches of the trees are no more but a mass of bottle green baby leaves and pink flowers. The wispy clouds sail through the cerulean sky and the warm sun smiles benignly on the children below.

I want to join with their play. Why is it that we do not let the child within us come out more often?

Play rejuvenates and revitalises us and the best by product of play is laughter. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, our body's natural painkillers and results in a general sense of well being.

Laughter is inner jogging. Norman Cousins

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