Have you ever noticed how very young kids dance, laugh, wrestle, tell stories, share jokes with no punchline but lots of giggles, and generally seem to have plenty of fun?
Here’s the secret to their magic: They aren’t self-conscious. They just are. They aren’t spending any time worrying about what anybody thinks. Why? They’re not yet conditioned to the false belief that others reactions are personal affronts to their being. In fact, if we’re not enjoying the laughter and silliness right along with them…they’re wondering what’s wrong with us!
Young kids don’t believe in standards of a status quo. They are just in the moment. Even if something isn’t going right, they don’t perceive it it as “I or someone must be wrong.” Instead, it just is. They don’t take life personally.
A couple of weeks ago, on a shoot, I got a refresher course in this lesson as I was cast as the grandmother of three kids, ages 4, 5 & 9. It was reinvigorating to get immersed in total silliness and belly laughs.
Figure out a way to spend time with little kids at every phase of life. They’re great at keeping all the energy in the moment. If you don’t have any of those little guys and gals immediately available—call your local school or church and offer your assistance to the kindergarten or first grade as a reading volunteer. Believe me, it’s a win-win for you and the children.
This is Silver Disobedience® philosophy. I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience ✨ A Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People. More info in my bio & my websites.
PS: I think my own kids @chamonixx and @steel_mcadam are just as cute!