After the last blog post about the 1 sentence that drove me to play more, I got some great questions from readers. Apart from questioning my sanity, and wondering if I lived in the real world, I was asked how you could implement this in life, work, and business.
So let’s start with the same question I asked last time.
What if life is something to play at? Not to be taken seriously, just to be played at. And that this play, in itself, is all there needs to be.
What if life is not reaching towards some goal, instead life itself is the goal?
Which would mean that life is without real purpose other than us expressing that life. And it is meant to be without purpose. It is not evolving towards some ultimate destination or raison d’être; in this very moment, here and now, life is always ultimate.
As Alan Watts proclaimed: ‘The point of the dance is not to arrive at one particular spot on the floor. The point of the dance is the dance itself’. ‘The point of the composition is not the final note. The point of the composition is the composition itself’.
The person who masters the playful nature of this lack of purpose can make valid plans knowing these plans are entirely fluid and transient. They understand the importance of emotionally detaching themselves from any desires, targets, goals, or outcomes.
That they have within all there needs to be for them to play at life, work, and business. Presently.
By understanding the fluid nature of everything, they become resilient, adaptable, imaginative, sustainable, and efficient.
In the here, and now, they make plans that are resilient, adaptable, imaginative, sustainable, and efficient!
They become masters at setting really clear intentions for themselves, unattached to the way to get there or where it will get them.
Intentions like ‘I am spending each moment I work in my business on making the world a better, more intentional place for others to experience’.
Or ‘I respect my love for learning enough to make learning a daily habit’.
I have several of these really clear intentions. These intentions then get translated into ‘real’ things like marketing plans, client meetings, networking, etc…
All the while knowing these things are fluid and I am resilient, adaptable, imaginative, sustainable, and efficient. And that means I can have a life while making a living.
While playing at it.
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