This week we explored the theme of Embracing Play in our daily sessions. Bloom Pause is a community offering that meets remotely using Zoom. Each week we explore a new theme through discussion, sharing, meditation, and practices to improve daily life. If you'd like to join Bloom Pause, sign up here.
From Brene' Brown's Book, the Gifts of Imperfection, her 7th Guidepost for a wholehearted living was last week's theme: Cultivating play and rest and letting go of productivity and exhaustion as a status symbol and for self-worth.
This theme introduced us to the work of Dr. Stuart Brown and his book titled, Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. He says, "the opposite of play is not work. It's depression."
So, let's beat the blues with more play!
He identifies 7 properties of play:
"If we want to live a Wholehearted life, we have to become intentional about ... play." Brene' Brown
Questions to ponder...