Gasp! This will be too terrifying for many parents to watch or even worse to consider. So get out your bacterial hand gel, put on some safety glasses and watch this daring video with extreme caution.
Alternatively we could all be a little more daring in our lives. We grow up consumed with fear, regret and negativity. How many of us, with good intentions, download all of this neurosis onto our children. Do we wrap them in protection and warning labels because we believe that is what is best for them or do we do it unconsciously because we’ve never stopped to consider another possibility.
Before we were afraid to make messes, laugh so hard we peed ourselves, giggled and tooted out loud and danced around the house totally naked do we remember how free we felt? Go ahead laugh so hard you let it rip! Get naked (and cover mirrors if you are self conscious) and dance. Listen to that Brittany Spears or Black Eyed Peas Song you’re embarrassed to admit you really like. Make a big mess and see how free life can feel. Trust me your uptight partner will appreciate the levity and your playful partner will enjoy the break from the relentless and rigid life you’ve constrained them to.
If fire, spears, knives, destruction and driving are not things you want to share with your children then how about this. Go outside in bathing suits with bottles of chocolate, marsh mellows and whipped cream and have a food fight with your children. Want to keep away from the sugar then have a water or egg fight or water ballon fight or anything that gets you back to that playful, fun space in time where there were no problems and little fear because you had not yet forgotten how to live, to really live.
“Every Situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity to heal….” Course p398.