Here’s a real life lesson: make having fun your goal, one of your daily goals, a part of your vision and purpose.
Does that seem frivolous? Probably to most people, especially to the mass of those living in the mediocrity of quiet desperation. They are the ones who toil through unbearable jobs and situations to get to the point of having fun.
Bullshit. And this is one major reason why I advocate making a conscious connection with Heart, discovering who you really are — that core identity, core Self — and then creating your life Purpose. You define it and do it. And in that design, one of the primary parameters better damn well be having fun, because if you think you have Purpose and life is still a joyless chore, you have made that decision and set a path for yourself from a place of Ego, not Heart.
Part of the problem may lie in the definition of fun. For a simple word, different shades of connotative and denotative meanings exist for it, that’s for sure. Let’s go with one that relates to a significant life. No, I’m not taking the fun out of fun!
Unless you mean fun is doing something so unrealistic and disassociated with everyday life that it’s a fantasy and can’t be maintained. I like that kind of fun at times, but it’s not my daily working definition of fun.
Mine revolves around doing something enjoyable and amusing. I find my Purpose both. Is it real work, challenging work, and at times tiring work. Yep! But it’s fun. Different sports are fun but they fall in the same category. Enjoyment and amusement are sustainable and attainable on a daily basis.
My writing, my explanations and illustrations and speeches about my philosophical beliefs that encourage others to discover the miracles, meanings, and wonders about life are fun. These daily writings are fun. It’s just like today: I had no intention to write about fun, but this has been a blast.
But all of this comes only when we get into fellowship with our Heart and then in the fellowship of the Heart with others. That’s part of the fun. The daily discoveries I make there — amazing! So, if it ain’t fun — amusing, enjoyable, pleasurable — don’t do it!
I began writing this morning about my day yesterday and delivering the eulogy for my aunt. You know what? It was emotionally exhausting, but it was so fulfilling and significant. All of my beliefs in the face of a time like that only validate all of this Heart-truth to me. And you know what else? Even though I was exhausted, I still wrote last night, and I wrote from my Heart. And I felt limp this morning, facing a really full day. But I’m still writing.
It’s my Purpose. It’s hard work. It’s fun.
And I will leave it there, hoping I’ve helped someone to consider their choices, the source of their mind-soul operating system to make those choices, and the very serious, valid, and venerable goal of fun, Fun, FUN.
I’m tired now. Go have some fun for yourself!
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!