Have you ever noticed at a certain age we stop playing and become more attuned to responsibilities and to things that need to get done?
If you have the chance to watch or be with a child, you will notice the authenticity, vulnerability, laughter, tears and pure joy that they indulge in. Being in the presence of a child allows you the ability to be more present: watching their moves, conversations, humor and most of all play.
If we, as adults, can incorporate this child-like behavior into our daily lives: we can learn to live more from the heart. When the heart softens we can then truly feel, connect and smile. Children emotionally connect through play.
As we grow we become more analytical and relationships become more challenging. We can often stop feeling after the honeymoon stage and then start to feel disconnected. Being in the analytical mindset suppresses emotional feelings. There's a statistic that says Children laugh 300 to 400 times a day, and adults only 17.5. Realistically it would be challenging for a child to laugh that many times in a day however the thought behind this statistic is valid. When we did we stop laughing? Why did we stop laughing? Why must everything be serious? I don't know about you but I know that for myself I want to enjoy my experiences with others and share a laugh or two.
True experiences together whether they be dancing, ice-skating, singing, hiking or any other passion brings us quality time and moments to remember.