Steve Chandler, who I love, often quote, follow and am lucky enough to know, sent the following message today to everyone in his Club Fearless. It fell hot on the heels of my radio show today with Greg Baer where we talked about how to create intimacy, and in particular how much men want to find real intimacy. If you'd like to listen you'll find it here.
What strikes me about the timeliness of this message is not only that I was just talking with Greg about the very same thing, but also how much intimacy and play are connected. When we are willing to be childlike and even childish, we give all those around us permission to fall down too. Our hearts melt when we see others reveal their real, quirky, kooky selves and allow us to see who they are. It is the only way to create the distinct possibility of being accepted - silliness and all.
And it's could be pretty fun too.
Here's to your wonderful, playful, grass-stained-knees weekend!
From Steve Chandler
"To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up."
-Ogden Nash, author (1902-1971)
This applies to all relationships. Relationships are split apart by our ego's love of "winning" and "being RIGHT!"
Look for a chance to make a fool of yourself. Be wrong. Don't be afraid to lose face and fail. Don't reject the idea of coming across as a human being. Jump in. Play. Fall down. Get up. Play harder. Come home with a dirty face and sweat on your neck. Take a bath. And sleep. You lived life that way when you were young.
This is also a sample of some of the great emails we get from Steve as members of Club Fearless. If you visit and like what's going on there, come join us and say Hi if you do.
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