Are you happy? Are you having fun? Is life a delight and joy for you? If not, it can be.
Life should be fun. Life should be a happy experience. Each day should have something positive and joyful to look forward to.
Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, wrote about the workers in her home,
“The Christian Scientists at Mrs. Eddy’s home are the happiest group on earth. Their faces shine with the reflection of light and love; their footsteps are not weary; their thoughts are upward; their way is onward, and their light shines” Miscellany, p. 355.
I had a patient lamenting to me that he was raised in a religion that taught having fun was to be avoided. He was educated to believe that if you were ever having fun, you were probably doing something sinful. So, avoid having fun. Live conservatively, don’t expect much in terms of happiness, and endure, he learned.
I told him, Life is fun! God is not dour, depressed, mournful, constantly worried about committing sin, and always wagging a finger of guilt at everyone around Him warning them of impending punishment if they step out of line.
God is Love. Love is upbeat, positive, joyful, beholding all the good, supporting all the good and showering blessing on all of creation, including you and me.
I did point out that true fun is rooted in Spirit, not in matter. For instance, if an individual expected fun to come from getting drunk, that is an illusion. That type of “fun” is not fun at all. It leads to misery. Any type of sensual indulgence is going to leave one feeling lack of joy in the end, for it’s the effect of looking for happiness in all the wrong places.
Fun is not a sensual experience. It is a spiritual experience. It comes from feeling close to God, expressing Love, and learning Truth.
Fun is spiritual mindedness. It’s a quality of God that we each possess as children of God. And we are all capable of experiencing it to the fullest.
Every day lived with God is a fun day.
Live the life God has outlined for you today and enjoy every moment of it.
You have permission to have fun. Lots of it!