Play cultivates humility, for it requires us to treat things as they are rather than as we wish them to be.*
Play is part of developing trust. Play opens the heart and gives focus and delight, like an abacus did when we were young. Smartphone calculators? Not so much.**
We’re in life for the long haul,
Which can sound a little like gritting teeth,
But we have the wherewithal to play through life.
Humility – discovering our developing our
talents and abilities –
And gratitude – noticing and appreciating
Make it possible to play towards the generative qualities of
oneness, enoughness and perseverance.
*Ian Bogost’s Play Anything;
**Anne Lamott’s Almost Everything.