“Life is a Perfect Adventure; a Game that Cannot Be Won or Lost, Only Played…”
In western culture, we tend to focus on achievements. We tend to chase after things and constantly compare ourselves to others, and then we lose the joy of the journey of life itself. We forget how to play…
Have you noticed, how children are so attuned to living “in the now”? Could you allow your life to be your playground? Just play- like children having fun in the moment.
A friend of mine confided: “I have so much going on… I don’t allow myself to just let it go and enjoy the day… I feel under constant pressure to do things. I’m constantly worried.” And then I saw a smile on her face:
“I took my daughter to school this morning, and I didn’t get a chance to shower or put my make up on. My youngest one wanted to explore. “Mommy, let’s go for some yogurt,” and as we were leaving, ‘Mommy, now let’s go to this pizza place’—and I just felt, ‘wow, this is fun!’- I didn’t care that my hair wasn’t done. And I really enjoyed myself without beating myself up. I just played, and nothing else mattered. Guess what? I was feeling happy! I felt so refreshed…”
This story reminded me of life in Europe, where this kind of mindset is so common- “Let’s go for a cup of coffee, and then let’s see what else catches our eye…” It’s all about the little adventures to bring some excitement to our days. I don’t remember ever experiencing feeling guilty for enjoying my time with my friends or wandering on my own. It would have been strange…
Although I’m very driven to get things done – I love achieving things – I do allow myself to celebrate, just let it go and enjoy the moment.
I plan at least one whole day a week to just let myself be–I call it my “Be Day”. I may have a couple things planned or nothing at all. I simply allow myself to be surprised and stay curious how things unfold that day – so I feel like I am at play.
I love doing things while being in the flow…
I came up with the “Feminine Ease & Flow” System to keep myself in that flow every day:
It’s based on our internal guidance system that requires us to tune in and listening to our body as we go through the day.
Every evening, I make a to-do list for the next day. Then when I wake up in the morning I prioritize and check in with my self – which things on the list do I feel like doing today?
What “must–do” items would feel enjoyable if I did them today? Which task feels like a joyful “Yes” to me?
You know how we women feel different every day… One day we can absolutely hate cleaning, and the next day we love it. It’s all due to our constantly fluctuating hormones…
That’s what being in the feminine flow looks like, at least for me. There is no forcing things to happen being in a masculine mode (while men are endowed with testosterone to handle that well). For us women- pushing and forcing things to happen is exhausting–we can easily burn our adrenals out. Adrenal fatigue develops when we exhaust our body’s resources by working too much…
It’s just about tuning in and doing what feels right in that moment, asking your body, “what do I want to do next?”
It’s also about doing what you can today, doing your best and not worrying about tomorrow. The next day, we pick up from there.
When you do things from a place of peace, joy and openness, you can only succeed. There is no failing. Just do the best that you can.
I love this quote: “That is the way every seeming failure will work out for you, if you keep your faith, hold to your purpose, have gratitude, and do, every day, all that can be done that day, doing each separate act in a successful manner.” ~ Wallace D. Wattles
Achieve your goals while enjoying the journey.
Turn every day into a little adventure–remember to play! And really, that’s what matters the most – enjoying the process of life itself.
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