Play as a Spiritual Practice

Zen masters. Taoist sages. Hasidic storytellers. Clowns and performance artists. Such prophets – and all the spiritual traditions have them – encourage us not to take ourselves too seriously. To our sensible selves, their actions seem silly, shameless, even shocking. But they have an important role in the spiritual life. They carry the banner for the spiritual practice of play

Zen masters. Taoist sages. Hasidic storytellers. Clowns and performance artists. Such prophets – and all the spiritual traditions have them – encourage us not to take ourselves too seriously. To our sensible selves, their actions seem silly, shameless, even shocking. But they have an important role in the spiritual life. They carry the banner for the spiritual practice of play

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