The Spirituality of Silliness

Number one spiritual rule you are not that important and for that matter either am I.  I know I know but I’m all I think about and yes that is the problem.  We take ourselves too seriously on a long enough time line that major problem effecting you right now, most of the time wont be a big deal in a couple of weeks.  When we are focused on ourselves everything negative seems to be pointing at us and only effecting us.  But, but what am I to do?  Enter the art of silliness, yes silliness.  But I’m too serious for that, yes and that’s the problem.  Many times just doing something silly will keep you completely in the moment.  The way kids are when they tilt their head back and spin in circles till they fall down in laughter.  But what are some examples of silliness you might ask, well I will give you a couple that will brighten everyday.  Impromptu dance parties for one, supermarkets are an especially good place to get down and shake your groove thing.  What if people laugh at me?  Well if they do your doing it right besides who can resist the fine music they play at the supermarket.  I started cutting a rug at shoprite at a young age and for many years I had no dance partner, now I have a steady one and she can bust it down with the best of them.  My best friend has also been known to break out some extremely strange walking through a restaurant another good spiritual tool especially when there are three off us in a row walking with the spirit of the 70’s.  You can take it to all kinds of levels sometimes I drive around listening to cheesy music with my windows down dancing or making funny faces at people they laugh I laugh and a good time is had by all.  Not only does this kind of behaviour work on a normal day but it can work to lift you up in the worst of times.  A couple of years ago I was in a pretty bad space and had a lot of life situations happening.  My sister came over and was going through similar life stuff so we went out to do some shopping.  While at a store I came across a kids blanket, it was a fleece blanket with a monkey hood, a tail and little monkey hands.  I had it on the whole time we were in the store and my sister purchased it for me.  It made me happy and gave a kick to those around me.  Many times in the coming months life kept happening and not in a good way for me so I would walk over to my closet and put my monkey blanket on and go look at my silly ass in the mirror, instant joy.  I couldn’t take myself seriously looking in the mirror and that was a good thing, put a smile on my face and let me know with enough work or silliness I can be happy in most situations.  Not to mention it gave birth to making faces at myself in the mirror which is another tool of the spirituality of silliness.

What do you do to break the tension in your own life?  Do you get silly from time to time?  Always looking to add to my silly hand bag.

Have a silly day may it be laughable

Peace Love Das

The word of God

I was up again well into the night thinking about god, like ya do. Anyone who knows me can tell you there are many books around my house discussing religion, spirituality and the like. There are also many books people consider scripture and divinely inspired by god (I don’t doubt it). I believe that with the ego in check anyone yes anyone can be a conduit for the divine.  I can go from reading the bible to the bagavad gita to a number of spiritual text in a short period of time. To me it doesn’t matter where these works come from if they help me in my life and speak the truth I can dig it. I do know many people who can’t and it’s not just a preference for 1 religion or another. They down right write these works off if they don’t come from their own religion or what they were raised with.  I think that sad  and not the aim of religion at all. It’s not meant to separate us on our differences but to bring us together to show is a way to live together divinely inspired.  For me these works keep me on the right track and focused on where I want to go. I sure do have my favorites and ones I recommend often but I would never put down anyone elses favorites. What about you do you look for inspiration from anywhere or do you need it from a certain source?  While we are at it what’s your favorite source?  Music? Scripture? Poems? Or do you look to your own heart for inspiration?

Peace Love Das