Settle Down, Settle In

Yesterday I tweeted a lovely quote from children’s rights activist and visionary Marion Wright Edelman about learning to listen to the “sounds of the genuine within yourself.”  What does that mean exactly? Underneath layers and layers of stories, memories and wounds is the holy spark of the genuine within every person.

I recently discovered the insightful, caring writing of a Buddhist colleague recently, Rob Rossel, who speaks of the connection between soulfulness, mindfulness and playfulness.

How do we settle down and settle in, in other words, quiet the noisy layers in order to listen for true self? Perhaps playfulness is one of the more enjoyable approaches to get there.