Having said all that I’ve said so far, what am I doing?
Let me start with a story. A number of years ago I started doing Laughter Yoga. Laughter Yoga consists of a variety of silly activities designed to promote laughter in those who are participating. Modern medicine has noted that laughing causes all sorts of positive things to happen to our bodies. I think it’s an absolute hoot! 😝 First time I did it I was blissed out for the rest of the day. Over time I started noticing something intriguing. I would see people who were obviously enjoying themselves; who would tell you in no uncertain terms afterwards how much they loved it. Then you never see them again. Ever! At first I didn’t think much about it, but over time it became a pattern.
I was perplexed. Why would someone avoid an experience that’s not only enjoyable but beneficial? I pondered that for some time. I have since concluded this: Once someone is removed by time and space from the experience thier serious, left-brained, adult frame of mind takes over. I came to realize that unlike myself most people won’t allow themselves to be playful. Even if it’s good for them. Something to ponder.