“Do you ever make silly mistakes? It is one of my very few creative activities.” ~ Len Deighton …
I generally find that a little casual nonsense seems to make a lot of sense when it comes to living a healthy life. When I allow myself to look at life from a silly–and sometimes even ridiculous–perspective, I see things in a new way, a fun and creative way.
If laughter is the best medicine, then I would be wise to make it a point to try to allow a certain level of silliness into my life. Especially as we get older, and society in general tends to expect us to be more serious, finding ways to maintain our sense of humor is important.
And as Len points out, having a light-hearted attitude towards our “silly mistakes” is something that can be very beneficial to us. Not only does it allow us to look at our shortcomings and failures as steps along the way, but it also offers us a form of strength and confidence that encourages us to step off the worn path before us now and again.
Have some fun today. Look around and consider the absurd. Marvel in its glory and wonder. Even in the nonsense that is there before you each day, you will find a grain of truth that just may offer you a new and unique way of seeing things.
Spend some time in silly conversation with someone else today.
Questions to consider:
What does it mean to have an open mind? Do you feel that you have one?
Can we pick and choose what we are open to? Do we still have an open mind if we decide what we are open-minded about?
How many things can you see at this moment that you usually consider to by a nonsensical fantasy?
For further thought:
“Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind.” ~ C.S. Lewis