Ways to practice Play include crazy wisdom and trickster storytelling, humor, improvisation, cooperative games, fools' festivals, and the specific practices below.
Take a five-minute laugh break every day. Keep a collection of jokes or pictures that always set you off. Cultivate friendships with people who can make you laugh.
Create Laughter Memories by Donald Altman offers several suggestions for priming our laughter pump when we need a lift.
Dance Like Mad by Raphael Cushnir calls us to let go of awkwardness and lose ourselves in the moment.
Expand Your Capacity for Spontaneous Play by Alan Jones inspires us to turn our lives into a festival of unplanned play.
Keep a Sense of Humor by Jamal Rahman beckons us to engage in sacred laughter and reminds us that we are the beloveds of the Beloved.
Laughter is Good Medicine by Tom Cowan encourages us to hear the voice of God in sounds of enjoyment.
Play Date by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat recommends that we play regularly.
Playfulness is Here and Now by Pragito Dove directs us to bring more fun into our lives.
Purposeful Acts of Celebration by Bradford Keeney asserts the benefits of praising and celebrating others in bringing out their best.
Skipping as a Posture of Joy by Celeste Snowber presents skipping as a playful way to move the body and to please God.
Spend the Day With a Child by Alan Epstein suggests that we let a child lead us in play and pretend for a day, and allow ourselves to enjoy it.
Toy Time by Raphael Cushnir teaches us how to become an ace at the how of now.
Work and Play by Alan Epstein urges us to envision our jobs as a playful activity.
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