One of the sessions on the NLP course covered unleashing the child within.
Children play and by playing they learn. They model those around them, adults and friends and they learn. How else can they. They have no past to draw on. They don’t worry about getting it wrong or not succeeding after all if they did no child would ever stand or walk. So they carry on until they stop failing and succeed.
As we grow we develop insecurities and with it the ability to be embarrassed, ashamed and lots of other stuff which stop us and distance us from the freedom of learning and modelling. We stop seeing failure as a route to success and instead can see it as a route to give up.
So during one session on the course we were encouraged to play and behave like children. Some of the students came to the front to play and were given a bucket to play with and to use in whatever ways they could imagine. It was very amusing and enlightening to watch what they came up with.
Yes we have responsibilities as adults to stick to various codes of conduct but within those parameters sometimes I think it might be fun and enlightening to embark on a bit more play, let go of our inhibitions and go with the flow!
What do you think?