I used to have mixed feelings about being serious. A part of me thought I should be more like the earnest people around me. That I should try harder… should apply myself… should focus more… should set serious goals…
I was “shoulding” all over myself.
… And in doing so I was not accepting the ways things are and the way I am.
“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.” Eckhart Tolle
I can be serious, but for the most part I want to see things from many different perspectives, and especially from the funny side of life.
After years of experience, I now realize …
The more foolish we allow ourselves to look, the more enlightened we can become.
We let go of caring about how others think of us. We let go of the constraints of our ego. We become more authentic and real.
It isn’t easy at first to be that vulnerable and silly!
However, one way of approaching this, is to make it a part of your practice. Choose your own daily commitment/s from the list below and feel free to add a few more that tickle your fancy!
* Today I will laugh a lot.
* Today I will look for the humor/humour in things.
* Today I will goof around.
* Today I will not take life so seriously.
* Today I will have fun letting go.
* Today I will play with the dogs/cats/kids like a dog/cat/kid.
What will you bring to your daily practice of foolishness on the road to enlightenment?