In his book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff, Richard Carlson, PH.D. says,
“We live our lives as if they were one big emergency! We often rush around looking busy, trying to solve problems, but in reality, we are often compounding them.”
Our need to be right and our basic desire for approval, security, and control creates suffering. In other words, it is not our issues that are causing us pain, it is our interpretation of these issues that causes pain. As the Conscious Leadership Group puts it,
“Life doesn’t come with labels, we give life labels.”
When we recognize this about ourselves, there is an option we can choose to restore our perspective and accept reality as it is. Play.
Stuart Brown, author of the book Play, defines play as,
“An absorbing and apparently purposeful activity that provides enjoyment and suspends self-consciousness and a sense of time. It is also...