B-Rooted

What does 'fun' mean to you?

What does 'fun' mean to you?
To play, have fun 'let go' and laugh are things that come naturally as innocent children. So what is it about growing older that somehow sucks these concepts from our soul? Our ego begins to play a part I suppose; promoting fear of vulnerability. And what is more vulnerable than truly living in a moment of pure joy and laughter? I think many of us lose touch with fun as the weight of everyday life begins to bare down on us. For myself, I often intellectually know what I find fun and yet I, for some reason, don't engage in these activities. Why is that? Do I want to deny myself joy? Or am I embarrassed of things that truly bring me joy? I do not want to deny myself the gift of play.
"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."

                                                                                            -C. S. Lewiss

Let us not be afraid of childish joy and play! Laughter and playfulness are so important to true happiness and true engagement in our own lives. We can learn so much from children and their ability to play without fear. How they use their imagination and creativity without any particular goal in sight. Our culture denies the importance and weight of such activities; and why? Because the action has no concrete outcome and is thus a waste of time. I call bullshit!

We so often take it all too seriously! Write a list of all the things you do for fun, and don't stop there, try to incorporate these activities into your life! Let us not be afraid to play and re-discover the joys of our adult lives.

Shine on!