A sense of humor… When we’re children we find joy in silliness and playfulness, but many people are encouraged to leave all this behind as they grow older.
Why? Well, I suppose it’s seen as “beneath” an “intelligent mind” to entertain thoughts which aren’t logical! We assign terms like: “that’s so COMMON!” So we are encouraged to develop more “mature” senses of humor, and the childlike joy and the ability to laugh out loud when we see something silly or playful can get relegated to “childishness and nonsense”!
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I’ve given myself permission to step out of my intellectual family’s sense of propriety and allow myself to FEEL! Feel joy, feel happy for no reason, to smile, to laugh… Even to laugh out loud in public when I see silliness, instead of holding it inside and having a “mature” smile on my face!
As part of your healing, if I have any right or ability to give you a challenge (!!) I will gently lob out to you the idea of mentally taking your emotional remote control back from your family and giving yourself permission to laugh at any and all silliness which makes you smile!
As we age we rediscover the ability to laugh and enjoy life! Some have callously called this entering a second childhood and have disparaged it so severely that many have been fearful of stepping a toe into it, for fear of losing their credibility!
I say have no fear! Enjoy! This is YOUR life! YOU get to make the rules!
So if you’ve been trained to hold back your laughter, release it!
Live your life with laughter, enjoyment and joy! See the positive (yes, that’s another area we’ve been trained out of!) in life, feel it… Feel all the positive emotions! It won’t make you into a ninny or mindless person as our intellectual families have feared!
Remember, as an adult with a moral compass, you won’t lose those! It’s not an either/or choice! It’s a plus/heap it on, choice!
So, go ahead, lose the literal, intellectual filter and FEEL the joy, happiness and yes, silliness of life!
Peace and thanks,
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