Remember to Create like a Child

Remember to create like a child, because fun isn't something that is given or done to you, it is something that you allow yourself to experience. So Break free and create.


As adults, we often get so caught up in "grown up" life that we can forget how to have pure fun. This isn't the kind of fun that comes from doing a specific kind of activity or being in a specific mood for fun. Rather, this is the fun born from the state of pure being. You see this kind of fun in young children who are so busy being fully present to their lives and in their own bodies that the glow of fun radiates from them just because they are alive: the delight that flashes across the eyes of a child who discovers the beautiful shapes that they can create when they let their paint brush flow across the page, of the squeal of pleasure from a child as they feel the paint on their hands as the interact with the canvas.

Back when we were children, this experience of pure delight didn't have to come from a heightened, heady event in order for us to feel like our day had been made; and it can be that way for us again -- if we are willing to remember and reconnect with that part of ourselves that knows how to be in the flow of fun.  You can begin this process by reminiscing on what fun you had simply creating as a child. Think about what caused you to giggle in delight or wriggle in pleasure or burst into endless laughter that you couldn't sit up straight no matter how much you wanted to. Try to spend a few moments with each memory, and really feel what it was like to be in those experiences -- allowing that feeling of pure fun to wash over you. It lives, in you -- that feeling. It can't be bottled, manufactured, or sold. You just have to call it back up in order to experience it again.

Pure fun in creating happens when we are fully engaged with ourselves and our world in each moment. It is the spontaneous delight that bubbles out of us when we let go long enough to bring it through; it is the experience of natural, organic pleasure that springs up from our bellies, through our souls, up through our faces, and down to our toes. We've naturally known how to have pure fun since the day we were born, unfortunately we have learnt how not to have fun.

Approach your life today with the knowledge that pure fun and creativity are entwined and it isn't something that is given or done to you; rather, it is something that you allow yourself to experience.

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