The Power of Play

Written by Daphne

Daphne is a registered yoga therapist, movement educator, bodyworker, and a specialist in somatic therapy.

February 23, 2022

Control. We spend most of our lives desiring it. We desire control perhaps with the hopes of achieving set goals & objectives, to feed our self esteem and to create a sense of safety. We’d like to think that with control, fear and uncertainty can then take a backseat.

This overwhelming desire for control often hinders our ability to be, to meet our self and other, to arrive just as we are. Our minds become rigid as we brace for control. We are afraid to fail, to disappoint, to upset, to fall. 

We forget that to PLAY is our birth right. 

Even as we play, notice how frequently the desire for control intervenes itself with play – we no longer play for play’s sake, but play within the confines of what is deemed right or wrong, good or bad. Play becomes competitive, territorial, divisive. 

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