How Will You Play in 2013?
An ode to joy.
The most revolutionary thing we can do in the year ahead, is play and enjoy our lives.
The wars, the chaos, the turmoil, the ugliness… have always and will always be there.
“You can’t solve a problem with the same consciousness that created it,” said Einstein.
“Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.” ~ Tom Robbins
“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” ~ Alan Watts
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” ~ Plato
“Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
“It is interesting that Hindus, when they speak of the creation of the universe do not call it the work of God, they call it the play of God, the Vishnu lila, ‘lila’ meaning ‘play’. And they look upon the whole manifestation of all the universes as a play, as a sport, as a kind of dance.” ~ Alan Watts
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.” ~ L.P. Jacks
“If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.” ~ John Cleese
“Dance. Dance for the joy and breath of childhood. Dance for all children, including that child who is still somewhere entombed beneath the responsibility and skepticism of adulthood. Embrace the moment before it escapes from our grasp. For the only promise of childhood, of any childhood, is that it will someday end. And in the end, we must ask ourselves what we have given our children to take its place. And is it enough?” ~ Richard Paul Evans
“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play.” ~ Charles Schaefer
“You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret is to press Play.” ~ Jay Asher
Live the life you love.
Love the life you live.
What will you do in 2013 to create a life of joy and wonder?
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