Morning Invocation AUDIO: Today, I challenge myself to play.
Today, I challenge myself to play.
I challenge myself not to take everything so seriously, even though some things are serious in this life, I honor those things, I revere those things, and then I challenge myself to play.
I know that my brain changes in incredible ways when I learn by playing.
I know that my mood is better and that my mental health is better when I play.
I know there are moments where playing is not appropriate or where playing needs to be subtle. But today, I find more moments than not to create play in my life, in the way that I eat, and in the way that I interact with people that I love.
I notice if I'm getting hard, rigid, or too serious about this life, and I give myself permission to play with color, with words, with laughter, and with emotion.
I see my life as my own playground.
I don't have to live some idea of what it means to be an adult who's doing very important adult things.
I can be an adult who's doing very important adult things and playing and having an amazing time and lighting up a room and letting my life be in vivid color.
This is my choice, and I make this choice today.
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