Why you should always say yes to fun. No exceptions


“What has trapped you in a belief system that says your ecstasy can only come when you have certain physical stimuli in place? We want you to understand that ecstasy is your birthright. It is not something that exists outside of you.”—Daniel Scranton
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A new member of yesterday’s power posse sent around the above quote. I had mentioned what I call “The Divine Buzz,” this sense of being joyful and filled with well-being. I often experience it just walking across the floor of my kitchen.

It’s not something that requires me to be staying in five-star hotels or meeting America’s Top Chefs. It just is…anytime I take down my preconceived mental constructs.

The first corollary in E-Cubed is called the Boogie-Woogie principle. Or the importance of NOT being earnest. It’s about the Divine Buzz, about being happy. Stated simply it says that the more fun you have, the better life works.

I found the above picture in an old computer I was going through over the weekend. I was in New York a few years ago with an old college friend and both our daughters who, at the time, were 14 or 15. Because there were four of us, we each got to pick one thing we absolutely wanted to do. Sarina, Mary’s daughter, absolutely wanted to have her picture taken with an Abercrombie and Fitch model.

So I decided, “Why not? Why should Sarina have all the fun?”

It took me awhile in this life of mine, but I have finally concluded that fun is ALWAYS the right answer. And, more importantly, I know that anything can be fun—-having my picture taken with an Abercrombie model or simply walking across my kitchen floor.

As the Course is Miracles says, “I have a kingdom I must rule.” That kingdom is and always will be my mind.”

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the soon-to-be-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

6 Comments on “Why you should always say yes to fun. No exceptions

  1. How do you get to be part of the Power Posse?

    FUN! I had a picture to share from fun we had yesterday with husband son and sons girlfriend and me of course, can’t seem to put it on the message……..

  2. Awesome Pam. I commented yesterday about learning the importance of fun from you. And then your post today…

    The coolest thing about having fun is that its fun. The second coolest thing is that it’s almost impossible to have fun without being fully present in this moment.

    And this moment is where everything manifests!

    Thus, having fun helps us be the most influential architects and intentional creators possible; having fun is exactly why I call “Grow a Greater You” a game.

    Here’s to you. Here’s to fun. Here’s to all of us, living it up today and soaking in the power of the moment!

  3. Thanks, Pam. I’m always inspired to be better after reading your blog. Hope you’re having fun, wherever you are! xo

  4. Another inspiring post! Little children know to always pursue what’s fun, and it’s easy to let go of that inner wisdom when we grow up…
    Great picture, by the way!

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