The four aspects of the Plum Village Tradition (Thich Nhat Hanh’s practice) are: study, practice, work, and play.
Let us study our relationships with one another.
Let us practice to enfold the quality of mindfulness into as many of our daily activities as we can.
Let us work to be fully present in the here and now.
And let us play in the fluid motion of joy, as we train in the art of not taking ourselves so seriously.
Having a sense of humor, being able to delight in simple pleasures, and not taking oneself so seriously is of great benefit. Here’s a 1-minute video I took yesterday – may it help you to train in the fluid art of cultivating joy.
P.S. In case you’re wondering, the little toy in this video is solar powered. Prior to yesterday, I had no idea it could dance with such vigor!