Playing and reflecting participants learn how to bring a new level
of vitality to themselves and each other, to their significant others
and all they signify, to those they care for and care for them.
- about the art and science of enjoyment
- about how they can make things more enjoyable for themselves,
Bernie's journeys along the Playful Path often
lead to several different places, simultaneously, including but
Play Pointless Games,
in depth, for the fun of it. Pointless Games are games that
are literally pointless. No score. No particular goal other
than to have fun. Which, of course, turns out to be very
pointworthy, in deed.
Discover how creating a FUN
- extend your playfulness and
- celebrate those who bring FUN
to your life
Explore the experiences of CoLiberation
and its impact on the FUN
community. Learn how to extend the gift of FUN
- community of healers
Create your own private, personal, imaginary playground.
Learn how you can find delight in all the various aspects
of your personality. Explore
consciousness while exercising your playfulness and imagination.
I was just taking some little bits and pieces of papers
out of my journal and I found the following hard-copy
of something your brother-in-law wrote to you: "I find
many if not most people today are not in a particularly "fun-seeking" mood.
They are preoccupied with finances, war, the economy
and personal problems. Fun, however, is a vital therapy
no matter the circumstances. The release of life's anxieties
cannot have too many channels, in my view. I....have
a need to communicate via Fun to people. I may not want
to enter that Fun because I cannot overcome the 'troubles
of the day' without major incentives to do so. Fun may
be good for me but I can't seem to allow myself to enter
in anyway. Perhaps I don't see fun as the solution but
rather as an escape from solving the problem(s). Funny,
when people most need the releases, they are less apt
to seek them."
I am touched again by his honesty and his insight.
I too feel unable to enter into Fun when so much feels
wrong and sad and overwhelming in the world today, everyday.
I forget your teaching, so to speak, that Fun IS part
of the solution and not just a form of denial, an escape,
a narcissistic indulgence at the expense of others who
are not as fortunate as I am.
Just thoughts, which bring me back to the mindfulness
practice that DeepFun is for me. It is the practice of Minor
Fun all the time, despite the trying external circumstances
on this beautiful and fragile earth I love and despite
the woe I see. And as I practice this path, I want to
change my paradigm and begin to really believe that having
fun, living fun, teaching fun, being fun, can transform
this world, that it is part of the solution to the distress.
IF not the world at large, it may have the power to transform
MY little world, my circle of influence, I hope. And
that is a step in the right direction.
Finding Fun - further, deeper,
more detailed reflections from Bernie's Journeys