Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration
The focus for today is: I choose to stop taking myself so seriously.
A lot of us think of meditation as something austere or serious... definitely not something we'd do for fun.
That may be because we have tended to think of anything that is connected to spirituality or religion as very serious. After all, laughing in church - at least not in "serious" churches - was not allowed.
But while we need to be sincere, we do not need to be serious. And, a lot of troubles in the world are based on various people taking themselves, and their beliefs, way too seriously.
Inspired from the InnerSelf.com article:
Can Meditation Be Fun? Or Does It Have To Be Serious
by Alan Watts.
About The Author
Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.
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