“Seriousness is a kind of disease; it is a cancer of the soul. It is only through love
and laughter and a tremendous joy in life that you start feeling the presence of
something that is beyond. When life becomes an adventure, a dance of ecstasy,
then only do you move beyond the confinement of the body and mind
and soar high towards the infinite.
If you can love, and if you can laugh, totally, wholeheartedly, your life will
become such a bliss and a benediction, not only to yourself, but to
everyone else. You will be a blessing to this world.” – Osho.
Remember when you were a little kid and people asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up? You would answer: fireman, policeman, cowboy, doctor, Batman, dancer, musician … okay, maybe the Batman thing was mine, but I wasn’t the only one. We were playing games, having fun and living life to its fullest.
Guess what — that’s how it’s supposed to be! I don’t recall my childhood group of friends getting together and playing the game of people barely making any money, struggling at life, being angry with each other, always arguing and fighting. No, that game was not on the list. Then how is it that most of us end up playing that game now that we’re adults? Well, my guess is that someone said, “You can’t play games all the time … You must be responsible … Get a real job, etc.” People ended up being so serious that they somehow lost the fun. We envy those who enjoy life, who laugh and dance and play. How about you stop envying others and play your game your way. If one can become great, so can you.
In fact, we are all great. Every single one of us are great just as we are. No one is better than another. It’s true and I can feel how some of you may be thinking “yes I know it’s true, but some people don’t act like it.” I offer to you, that yes, there are times when I would experience that as well, but in that experience I remind myself that I do not have to let the behavior of another change how I feel about me.
Life is supposed to be fun. Life is supposed to feel good. Even when I was working a job and I found that this job was something that I didn’t like, I could still make it fun. The choice was mine every step of the way. If I was choosing to be there, then I might as well have fun. If you are choosing to be here you can choose to have fun too.
til next time,