As I reflect upon my coaching practice, I realize I work with two different categories of women. Some are just beginning to create a new life. Others live a creative life and are working on projects that are very meaningful to them and to the world. And for both groups laughter is a very important part of the journey they are on.
It is very easy to forget how to laugh. The world demands a lot of us and we often demand even more of ourselves. It's easy to get so wrapped up in doing things "right" that we forget to take a breath and to laugh. Growing up I laughed all of the time. I didn't smile a lot and was always considered very serious and I guess I still am, but I did love to laugh. We laughed at silly things, we laughed at ourselves and we laughed at each other.
One of the Kaizen-Muse Creativity principles or muses that I share with people is Bea Silly. Bea Silly reminds us to have fun and to laugh. She brings back the curiosity and wonder of a child. She reminds us what it is like to be a beginner and she has fun trying new things.
I am bringing back laughter into my life. As I go through the grieving process, I realize how important laughter is to me. I allow myself to cry and to shed the tears that need to be shed but I also have come to realize how important laughter is to feeling good. If nothing else works, I know I can watch a Seinfeld rerun and it will always make me laugh. I love to hear the laughter of children and to spend time with people who also love to laugh.
As you move through the creative process, whether it is creating a new life or working on a special project or projects, I hope that you will find time each day to laugh. It's ok to laugh at your mistakes. It's ok to have fun with what you are doing. It's ok to call upon Bea Silly when you need her. If you find yourself stuck and you need a dose of laughter, ask yourself "Where can I find laughter today"? and then do whatever is necessary to bring a smile, a chuckle or a good old fashioned belly laugh into you world. I promise you that you will not only feel better but your creative world will take on a new and very beautiful glow.
Let's all create a life where the special moments are not only noticed but enjoyed and remembered!
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