The other night, my husband and I were leaving a restaurant and passed a family in the parking lot. The son, who looked around 6 years old asked his parents if he could do a cartwheel on the way in. His father told him he could do one later. I smiled and kept walking.
It got me thinking. When we got in the car I asked my husband about what age we are when we lose our childlike sense of fun. It seemed like I was doing cartwheels not too long ago and now I’m an adult. Fact is, it’s probably been over 30 years!
Recently I came across this quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
I believe our childlike sense of fun and care-free spirit lie within us. Tapping into it is the challenge. Over the years, creating art has helped me connect to what lies within. When in this space, I’m able to let go, be free and create. It’s my daily form of meditation.
How do you connect to what lies within?