If we agree with Jung, then we take seriously the practice of play therapy. How did we get the idea that creative play is a luxury, time off, or nonproductive? Creative play keeps us healthy and alive. It makes the other parts of our lives—relationships, spirituality, work, sleep—healthy and meaningful. 

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Retired to Be Waylaid

March 27, 2019

Earlier in life, I suspect―okay, I know―I was too busy, too focused, moving too fast to notice many who were broken and needy. However, in retirement, I am not as busy, focused, and rushed. I hope to live into a commensurate increase in my capacity to be waylaid.

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Sometimes personal growth feels so slow in me that I don’t notice it. But this week I noticed.

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That’s my dread, that someone would say in my eulogy that I hadn’t changed. That I was ornery, judgmental, lacking in compassion, or narrow minded ten years before, and that I was the same person at the time I died. I dread not being transformed and changed. I dread stopping.

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How do we honor both solitude and community?

Personally, I don’t think of it as trying to balance solitude and community. Nor is it living with paradox, holding both solitude and community in some kind of creative tension. Instead, I see solitude and community as a naturally occurring rhythm in my life.

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Thing is, no matter what, we end up taking one path or another. Ideally, this is made by conscious choice. We consider our options, and, based upon our best understanding and ability at the time, make a decision as to where we will head next. If we wait too long, though, or if we are not fully conscious of the situation we are in and the reality of the choices we are facing, that careful consideration may not come to pass. Instead, we are thrown headlong into the water simply by default.

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If we agree with Jung, then we take seriously the practice of play therapy. How did we get the idea that creative play is a luxury, time off, or nonproductive? Creative play keeps us healthy and alive. It makes the other parts of our lives—relationships, spirituality, work, sleep—healthy and meaningful. 

Retired to Be Waylaid

Retired to Be Waylaid

Earlier in life, I suspect―okay, I know―I was too busy, too focused, moving too fast to notice many who were broken and needy. However, in retirement, I am not as busy, focused, and rushed. I hope to live into a commensurate increase in my capacity to be waylaid.

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