Okay, so how many of you had sexual thoughts from this post title? Gotcha. No, this isn’t about sex. But it is about playing with yourself.
Why is it that we work so hard to encourage and inspire young children’s imaginations only to later allow society to painfully and methodically sever their connections and access to them?
If you want to reconnect and remember who you really are, spend as much time as you can in the presence of children. And if you can, play with them, laugh with them, be silly with them. It is there that you will remember the truth of your own heart.
And when you remember that part of you, probably so long ago abandoned, you may feel sad. If that sadness comes, embrace it with gratitude for being given the opportunity to reclaim that freedom you lost, because it is STILL attainable.
Simply stop being a “grown up” and remember. Turn off all the media. Put down your phone. Go outside. Allow your own mind to be self-generative, and to have ideas come from within you , rather than having all of your imagination and creativity shut down because you’ve become just a receiver of external ideas, instead of the generator of your own.
Other people’s thoughts and ideas in this age of information are constantly permeating our being, our minds, and our hearts; movies, the Internet, TV, billboards, magazines, podcasts, webcasts. The list is endless. And while some of it can be beneficial, I feel so much of it is heart-numbing and overly stimulating our minds in unhealthy ways.