Opening to Joy, a workshop coming May 20th is a beginning journey to your clown. It's about nothing to find something that is ready to be free in you.
For me, discovering my playful soul, has been the most life-affirming experience, allowing as Robert Bly says in his book, A Little Book on the Human Shadow, my "360 degree radiance" and its brilliant, cowardly, stupid, gentle, murderous, selfish, graceful and clumsy self to be accounted for. And when we give these shadowy parts of us permission to be present, then we open ourselves up to states of endless ideas and creativity. Our imagination comes back to us and brings with it new ways of experiencing our world.
"...If work is playful it becomes pleasurable, and when you're enjoying yourself you get bolder and take more risks. Choices proliferate. Problems become more manageable because our perspectives change once the work becomes a pleasure."John Wright from Why Is That So Funny?