Monday Moment: Play on

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This past weekend was a holiday for me, and maybe for you, too. There are a few holidays going on at the moment, actually. This was one of those during which kids take their fun pretty seriously. They’re on a mission to collect ALL the eggs, eat ALL the chocolate bunny ears, and break in those dress shoes in as quickly as possible. All the while, giggles abound. Maybe a tear or two when an egg is swiped from within their little grasp, but mostly, fun is the name of the game.

It’s an interesting dynamic to observe, that balance of ease and effort. In yoga, it’s called “sthira-sukha,” the embodiment of intentional yet gentle presence. It’s a reminder that work can be fun, and effort doesn’t always have to drain the life out of you. Sometimes, it can even create energy, if it’s aligned with your purpose.

The purpose most kids bring to any given moment is to have fun. One of the most common questions they ask is, “Can I go play?”

Yes, always. In fact, you might already be there.