How’s your summer going? And for those in you down under, how’s your July been?
I’m back from my holidays and our family adventure away was so nourishing and good for the soul.
One of the highlights of the trip was going to a regional adventure park and having fun with the kids.
I haven’t laughed like that in a really long time!
Which brings me to today’s blog video…
In life, we can take things so seriously. Even our wellness goals including meditation and mindfulness.
Come on over to the blog and this week’s video (shot in our backyard in Normandy next to my kids playing in the sandpit) where I explain how playing and having fun is a spiritual practice and why it’s so important.
Watch this week’s video to find out.
Short on time? Read on for the transcript.
I’m coming to you live from Normandy France.
By the time you watch this, I’ll be back in Hong Kong.
I felt really inspired to shoot this week’s video which is all about…
Are you playing enough? Are you having enough fun?
Today I went with my family to Bayeux Adventure which is this awesome park.
I mean it’s nothing like Ocean Park or Disneyland or anything like that, but it was a great park where there were zip lines, trampolines, bouncy castles, nets up in the trees and it was SO much fun.
It was hilarious. I haven’t laughed like that in a long time. Running around being silly with my kids.
Why am I sharing this with you?
It really was a beautiful opportunity to get into the present moment.
I think that the beauty of play is letting yourself up and out of your head and just into the present.
Which is really what it’s all about, right?
If you look at the spiritual teachings.
If you look at these books which talk about happiness and where you’re meant to go and how you’re meant to find happiness…
It’s all really centered around presence.
Rather than make it be difficult. I know many of us can struggle with things like meditation and mindfulness, why not approach it with a fun attitude? Why not bring a sense of play and fun and lightheartedness into the whole practice of presence.
This week I encourage you to think about how you can invite a little play into your life.
If you’ve got kids, this is really easy.
Too often as parents, we can try and follow the routine, follow the rules.
Get the kids into bed and then relax.
If you’re a parent I invite you to get down on the floor with your kids and have fun. Be present with them in that moment.
If you’re not a parent that’s totally easy too.
Just go have fun with your friends. You can go to the park, go play laser tag or something. Just have fun.
That’s what I’m encouraging you to do this week: have fun.
Cool assignment right?
I’ll leave you there!
Have a beautiful week.