Liberate the little kid in you, and give this child permission to play, have fun, and enjoy life.
Jump up and down, ride a bike, catch a wave, play an instrument, swim, run, dance, draw, paint, do whatever makes you happy, and no matter what you do, do it with a smile on your face, always. And if you can’t do those things you enjoy perfectly, do them imperfectly; just do them anyway.
Watch the sunrise, the sunset, or a blade of grass dancing with the breeze. Look up to see the clouds in the sky, and then look down to see their reflections on the pond. Let yourself be showered by the beauty of this world. Let yourself be transported by the magic, mystery, and miracles of this life. Notice the impermanence of everything, and give yourself permission to do nothing, just rest and relax.
And every now and then, without caring the least about what others may think, give free rein to your basic instincts, free the child in you, and allow yourself to howl like a wolf, wildly and carefree, at the splendors of the Universe.
Be content, satisfied, and grateful for this life. Be optimistic and hopeful. Be gentle with yourself. Be happy. And shower others with all this good that is in you.
Piero Falci is an author and educator who believes that the inner work that leads to personal awakening and transformation is indispensable to create a wholesome world. He is an explorer of the mysteries of life who loves to observe, reflect, and write, and who not only strives to live a life that matters, but also hopes to inspire others to do the same. He is a promoter of peace who believes in advancing the idea that Heaven is here if we want it to be. He teaches mindfulness meditation, mindful living, and the acclaimed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program as taught at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He organizes Silent Peace Walks.
Take a look at these books at the Peaceful Ways online store
– “Peaceful Ways – The Power of Making Your Wishes Come True”
– “Pay Attention! Be Alert! Discovering Your Route to Happiness”
– “Silent Peace Walk”