Nonsense Loves You

Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh……

Play is necessary—and yet—many of are under devious spells that say it isn’t do!

The Master once referred to the Hindu notion that all creation is “leela” — God’s play — and the universe is the playground. The aim of spirituality, he claimed, is to make all life play. This seemed too frivolous for a puritanical visitor. “Is their no room then for work?” “Of course there is. But work becomes spiritual only when it is transformed into play.       (Anthony de Mello, One Minute Nonsense)

Got a minute? Try a 1 minute play break taken from InterPlay and the The Life Practice Program at home practices: Really play again with 8 tools to unlock body wisdom.

Can a tiny shift make a difference? Open space? Unlock a new thong?  thing? Some people say YES!

For a one minute Dance of Life  Close your eyes. Feel your inner dancer. Is s/he moving smooth or jerky? Fast or slow? Let the dance fill and move you. Maybe Soyinka’s flute will help.

For a one minute 3 Mark Masterpiece  On a blank piece of paper, make 3 marks.  Gazing at your masterpiece, turn the paper a quarter turn 3 times.  Then decide the direction you like and write a 3 sentence poem or story about it.  Let words slide out. It’s just play.

a one minute Fake Opera  Sing your address or phone number in a opera-like voice.  With another person it might become a duet. Sing a ten second opera about the weather, the news, or your to-do list.

Hum/I Dunno/Write the truth  Some of us know better than to be certain of “knowing” anything.  Just hum a little, write or say the words “I don’t know,” and then tell a truth.

Attune to a Joyful Mover Feel the movements of a child, animal, tree or whomever. As you exercise kinesthetic identification with others notice if your own play muscles grow stronger.

Follow Nadia an InterPlayer who danced in the rain!

Take a deep breath and let it out with a siggggghhhhhhhhhhh. What a week. Wheeeeeee!

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5 Responses to Nonsense Loves You

  1. Theron says:

    Thank you, Soyinka! I could listen to your flute all day long.

    Our flute-selves must be in sync – a couple times as you played, I responded in my body to a sound that I unconsciously expected next in your melody…and then you played it!

  2. mendanashaw says:

    I have been having intense kinesthetic identification with the baby moving inside me. The beginning of a long kinesthetic journey (among other things!).

    Thank you Soyinka for your beautiful music!

  3. Marlys Tobias says:

    Soyinka, how beautiful! The pan flute creates the most inspiring moments.
    Thank you.

  4. Kate Reid says:

    Soyinka, What magical sounds you make to set the spirit free. Thank you

  5. Kathryn! says:

    Thank you, Soyinka. I did a little dance in my bed, with my nose running free. The flute soothed and played me to play. 🙂

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