• Nature coaching Poppy field

What is your playground?

Posted on Wed April 24, 2019.

This blog forms part of a number of short stories where wilderness experiences can be found. They can serve you to remind that observing wilderness restores you, coaches you and inspires us to create our world, every day.

I watched the six lion cubs now for last hour playing, it seemed like they could not get enough of it and were tireless, bundles of energy. ...

Lions love to play. I often have seen adults joining into the fun. Lions play with their brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces, uncles and aunts and whatever piece of wood, stone or object is around them.

I once saw lions play with a very frightened tortoise that came off with just a few scratches on its shield. Playing forms a part of their life and they can make out of any environment a great play-ground where they often play the game hide-and-seek. Playing gives them so much.

For instance they learn with playing how to hunt as well as how to communicate with one-another and how they fit into the pride. It helps them to reduce tension in the group and to pass a hot and otherwise maybe boring day.

We all used to play a lot when we were younger, up to a point that our mother needed to look for us to eat our dinner. At a point in our life we maybe have stopped playing and decided that we should close the gate of our playground. Sometimes we even have made big walls around it that prevent us from playing ever again. We take life too seriously and have stopped having fun altogether.

I want to invite you to look back and tell me what was your favourite game when you played and how did it feel to play? My guess is that you were feeling happy and full of energy, without the worries you are having now. We stopped at one point doing what we loved doing and have now an unfulfilled life, often seeking things to compensate for the this. We buy “stuff” but it can never replace the playing.

Remember those times when you were playing on your playground, just like the six lion cubs that I saw. Start playing again on your Playground and allow your self to start doing what you love doing most. Be that little lion cub again, You are allowed to live a life full of fun and excitement.