NOW spiritual NOW improvisational NOW playful

“The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge.”
– Steven Nachmanovitch

From “Meet Your Playful Self”.

The Function of – Yes….and…

As we look at practicing the yes…and…statement as a means to become a more playful person, it is a good time to look at why it is so necessary and basic in coloring our perceptions and vital to a conversation.

It is a first and primary step simply because it holds the dialogue and action of a conversation in a spontaneous and intuitive place. In other words, Yes…and… helps keep the action in the now. Playing in the spontaneous now is what improvisation is all about. We learn that we have a strong tendency to negate, question, or manipulate the observation. These tendencies often come as a complete surprise.

Now with a flower. Now with a traffic jam.

Eckhart Tolle (born Ulrich Tolle, 16 February 1948) is a German / Canadian spiritual teacher, motivational speaker, and writer.Ekhart Tolle’s message is simple: living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment. And while this message may not seem stunningly original or fresh, Tolle’s clear writing, supportive voice, and enthusiasm make this an excellent manual for anyone who’s ever wondered what exactly “living in the now” means.

Walking meditation makes mindfulness active.

(From Wiki) Nhat Hanh has become an important influence in the development of Western Buddhism. His teachings and practices aim to appeal to people from various religious, spiritual, and political backgrounds, intending to offer mindfulness practices for more Western sensibilities.


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