As I grow older I find that the word “playtime” has a different meaning for me. As a child it meant a chance to run and play outdoor games such as: tag (you’re it), kick the can, four square, jump rope, jacks/marbles, “Mother May I,” and many other activities I relished as fun.
As an adult, I no longer play those childhood games and can only wish I had the energy for them. It’s funny how words change when we become adults. Playtime was a good, wholesome way to keep fit. As an adult we call it exercise. Perhaps if we reverted back to the past and referred to exercise as playtime we might enjoy it more. We might even take up some of our old childhood games again, let go of our inhibitions, and just have fun.
What about spiritual playtime? Do we even know what that looks like? If childhood playtime is a break from the normal routine in order to have fun through exercise, then spiritual playtime should be a break from our normal spiritual routines in order to relax, have fun, and exercise our spiritual muscles. For me, it is often listening to some uplifting music and letting myself be wrapped in emotional warmth, love, and acceptance.
Spiritual playtime means different things to different people, but it’s important to remember that our spiritual bodies need a time of release from the study, meditation, and strict adherence to a particular way of doing things. Take a break and enjoy the things you’re learning.
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