With This Body

If you are reading this, you have a body. And if you have a body, you almost certainly have (or have had) some negative thoughts about it. 

Your height, your weight, your illness, the symmetry of your face, the color of your skin, your wrinkles or rolls, the size of your feet, the veins in your legs, your hair or your migraines or stomach issues or your voice your lips your breasts your knees your fingernails ...

You are aware of your own physical self and I'm willing to bet that you judge that self, all too often. If you do, you'll relate to everything I've written. (If you don't, it is valuable to hear the perspectives of those who do ... millions of us.)

Within this post, I'm sharing my own struggles, why these cycles are so hard to get out of (for ALL of us), and where we might begin to find peace ... or at least, where we might take some space to just breathe.

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Play Time

I’ve noticed a trend in a majority of my adult friends: when we talk about play, it's all fun and games...but when one is asked to actually bring more play into daily life, the excuses start flowing in.  

Why do we feel this way?

Play in adulthood has often been associated with wasting time, being non-productive, and the opposite of work. Added to the moral guilt is the issue of time. In many instances, it feels like just one more thing to add to the "to-do" list.

It's no wonder, then, that in our productivity-driven society, play is something that is left to weekends, vacations, or something done only with kids.

Segregating play in this way is killing our creative nature.

But play with me here: what if we shifted perspectives?

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The Wilderness of Being

You are an unbelievably complex being, living this unbelievably complex thing called life, all within an unbelievably complex universe.

As you piece it all together, day after day, you create this unbelievably complex thing called "reality".

And each day, because it is all simply too vast, you choose which tiny parts of this complex existence you give your precious and limited attention to. Choosing actually creates this thing you call your reality - one tiny choice at a time.

The more attention you give to one part of your being today, the more likely you are to give attention to that same part tomorrow....

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No Time (Like Now) To Be Creative

Have you ever said or thought the following:

I want to be more creative...I just don't have the time.

Amidst all of the seemingly endless to-do's, it feels impossible to find the time, energy, and willpower to get to creative play. 

The good news? The answer is right in front of you. You’re just asking the wrong question….

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