“Life is not a business, it is a play. And a play has no purpose really, it is non-purposeful. Or you can say play is its own purpose, to play is enough. Life is not reaching towards some goal, life itself is the goal. It is not evolving towards some ultimate; this very moment, here and now, life is ultimate.” -Osho
My grandmother used to tell me “stop being so serious, just be a child,” whenever my mind would find some worrisome topic to bug her about. At the time, I didn’t take her advice because I considered myself to be “mature” and playing seemed less important than asking questions. Now, I find her advice to be one of the most profound ever given.
Lately, I have been feeling much more playful, upon “remembering” that all is well. Underneath the veil of what we “see” lies a perfect peace that is always here and now. Not only that, it becomes simultaneously humbling and comical when we realize that we really don’t know that much at all, let alone where we actually are in the grand scheme of the Universe. This realization has helped me to lighten up a great deal and stop carrying the burden of “seeking” and trying to figure things out. How liberating it is to just enjoy “this” as it is. With a playful disposition, I find that I am more engaged, grateful, and loving, and that’s definitely something to smile about! Cheers!
Mahalo for reading! May you experience infinite peace and blessings!