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Just as nature repeats itself, revisiting what it did a year before, so we often need to relearn things we thought we once knew. When we do this we often gain a slightly different perspective or find an insight roots itself a bit more deeply in our lives. That’s happened to me recently with the subject of play, which I’d like to revisit here. How does play affect us and why does it matter?
What Is Play Anyway?
Scientists of various stripes tell us that when children, whether human or nonhuman, play they are practicing roles they see adults “playing.” Continue reading “Play, a Crucial (and Oft Forgotten) Spiritual Practice”