On the subjects of Purpose, Passion & Personal Growth…
“Why so serious?”
It has been a scary minute (almost 4 years now) since I hit the brakes on my fast moving car of career and business and found myself a total mess on the dashboard. Since the asking of “Who am l & what on EARTH am l doing here?” I had gotten crickets in response, or at least that is what I thought I was hearing.
Well it turns out the message was simply PLAY, yup annoying isn’t it?
“What do you mean play? Play what, the Cello, Monopoly… Play? I have bills to pay, a life to live, a family to care for. Ain’t nobody got time for that!”
Yet the bleeping word chased me everywhere. So naturally I ignored it and kept searching for that super serious life that would afford me medal of honour for fighting to good hard fight. Didn’t work out so well. And just when I had had enough of the ass whooping life was handing down I surrendered (I know most of will hate this word) and PLAYED. Before I knew it I remembered what it was like to feel that freedom and giddy joy I felt as a kid, the curiosity returned, and everywhere I turned opportunity was to be had.
Yes it is still a work in progress. I haven’t ascended into Never, Never Land. I still have bills to be paid; I still wonder about what to do next. The difference is I am learning to see my life as a joyful place where I can accept the good and spread it through me; accept the bad, bless it for its lessons, and then redirect it. I go to bed with a smile a mile long and wake up excited EVERYDAY. I play all day long, with my studies, my job, my doctors, my family, my money, with my food, the news (yeah *ish is going down, I know) on walks, in the metro, at the park, at the market. I make a living playing and I find ways to be paid for it. And now I dedicate my passionate purpose to helping others learn to play again.
Today is a great day to start, in MTL here it is a MONDAY AND SCHOOL & WORK ARE OUT!
For those still with me (I am verbose today): PLAY and be JOYOUS and then see how the “hard work” feels. And as you notice the elation in your limbs and core, imagine then the bursts of satisfaction as you later bask in the fruits of your labours.
If you need help finding your way back to happiness there are many routes, but a nice quickie would be to try an Inner Fitness class through the Ismology FB group with David Lion (dude make a recording already and go global):
In the interim I want to thank as many of my favorite playmates as I can remember. Des très gros bisous à my sister from another mother Princesse Zee (get a FB page already you snob). Love you all deeply, thank you for playing.