You are reading the ongoing writing process for a new book of daily reflections/meditations. Already published by this author is “Cast A Long Shadow”, 90 daily reading for our journey through life. This book is now available as a Kindle e-book, as well as still being available direct from the publisher, on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.ukand other Amazon European sites
There is much in the world that makes me sad, and much that hurts me and those I care for.
Does that mean that all should be doom and gloom – that it is so serious that only being solemn is the order of the day?
Whilst there is much to be serious about, there is much to enjoy in the world, and many good people with great intentions and positive attitudes.
Therefore it is good at times to be playful – to enjoy what there is that is great about the world.
And being playful does not mean that we ignore the solemn.
We show respect for the things that we need to, but that does not mean that every situation has to be sad.
When we stop trying to control all the things that are I the world, we can also let go of the need to be always on our guard.
Sometimes, we can just have fun!
Because a diet that does not include fun is a sad one indeed; when there is nothing playful about the day then it is indeed a miserable one.
Sometimes, we need to actively look for the playful.
Because when we have a lot of cares, and a lot of problems seem to weigh down on us, it can be that the cares are all we see.
When we are worried about a situation, or a tragedy has befallen us, it can take an act of will to look beyond the current woes to better times.
Often in these situations, we can’t believe that happier times will come at all, but maybe we can know that someday we will be able to see that day.
It is knowing that things will get better – that time can, indeed, make all things better – that can help us when our day seems too hard to bear.
Looking for the fun can seem hard, but it is an essential part of the recovery process – without the ability to be playful we are doomed to stay in the dark.
Life is a serious business; and that is why we need to be playful.