Most are familiar with the phrase ‘squirreling around’ as it usually refers to those times when play has no real intent or objective in mind – it’s simply play. I’ve been reminded of this frequently of late as I sit in my back yard early each morning and watch the squirrels engage in a daily dose of play. They are fascinating to watch as they seemingly have no care in the world and are immersed in pure entertainment and enjoyment. This morning ritual has caused me to reflect more on what these squirrels seem to know that I have forgotten – namely, that life is meant to have regular moments of simply being playful.
In our busy lives, it often feels like we’re more like the squirrels when they’re busy gathering food, scurrying around (almost frantically) taking care of business and being incredibly focused on the ‘job at hand’. Yes, there is a serious side to these creatures as they work to survive and to prepare at some point for winter’s embrace. Yet they also don’t forget to make time to simply play. It seems their’s is a life in balance and there is tremendous wisdom in what seems to come naturally for them. When we let ourselves get so tied up in ‘taking care of business’ that we neglect to make time for pure enjoyment, life begins to feel like drudgery. What’s worse is how easy it is for drudgery to become a self-perpetuating cycle that becomes increasingly difficult to break out of.
This insight has been all the more important to me as I work to build my practice. These two creatures have helped to remind me of balance, play, and being ‘in the moment’ each and every day. It’s been a WOW kind of experience thus far for me.
Yet my squirrel friends also remind me that there is also a time where meeting one’s needs must also be attended to. When they’re not romping around each morning, they can be found eating, gathering food, and ‘taking care of business’. For me, these furry friends have become a daily lesson in equilibrium and presence. I am keenly aware of the need to scurry around as I build my practice. However, I hope my friends remain around to regularly remind me that balance is the foundation for happiness and that I need to make time on a regular basis to simply squirrel around.
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