Take a nice deep breath and fall into this groove. There is nowhere you have to be in this moment. There is nothing you have to do. Just allow yourself to feel the music. You may feel yourself start to sway or bob or even want to dance a little. This is not only acceptable,it is encouraged.
So many times we find ourself repressing our self-expression because we are afraid of it looks like to others, what other people will think. We spend so much time worrying about what others think about us that we forget that they are just as afraid as what we think of them. We always feel as if we have to look great or people will think of us as small. You are not small. You are a divine spark of creation that is creating this existence moment by moment, breath by breath.
Guys and gals we don’t have to put on the brave front. That is just voices in our head saying that who we are isn’t good enough.
It is time to remember that this life is meant to be fun and I feel that many of us have lost the ability to have fun. What dreams have we failed to pursue, what fun have we failed to enjoy, and what experiences have we missed out on just because it wouldn’t look good? When is the last time you skipped or danced, or jumped on the back of your grocery cart and rode it down the main aisle?
Alan Watts has said “God plays hide and pretends that he is you and I, he does it so well that it takes him a long time to remember where and how he hid himself. But that’s the whole fun of it — just what he wanted to do. He doesn’t want to find himself too quickly, for that would spoil the game. That is why it is so difficult for you and me to find out that we are God in disguise, pretending not to be himself. But when the game has gone on long enough, all of us will wake up, stop pretending, and remember that we are all one single Self — the God who is all that there is and who lives for ever and ever.”
This week, I want you to be the rascal by making people wonder what is up with you that you are having so much fun! Go downtown and enjoy yourselves! Remember you are loved! My name is JP Adkins and this is my Mantra.