Work as Infinite Play

There is change afoot, and I’m sure you’ve noticed it. At this point in time we are standing in a place where our ideas of how life could be lived is being changed, reshaped and re-formed. Teachers from around the globe are coming to fairly similar ideas about life, love and what we are here to do in general in our short space of time.

Tim Ferriss wrote about in the 4 Hour Work Week, Leo Babauta’s blog Zen Habits is a testament to turning passion into a full-time career, and countless others have done the same. Bashar talks about following your highest excitement. It is the same thing.

The key is that these guys took little, manageable leaps of faith, and trusted that it would work out. More than that, they knew it would work, it time and focus, but predominantly they did what excited them, and amazingly they all become highly successful in their respect fields.

The lesson in all of this, is to have the courage to in any moment, do that which excites you most.

Last night I was watching a film called “What Happens in Vegas”, it was on t.v. and in case you haven’t heard about it, the story goes that a guy and girl for different reasons, and from different walks of life, end up, on a drunken night getting married. In the morning, although its a surprise at first, they decide its better to end it there and then, however, in twist, they win three million dollars. The court rules they have to live as a married couple for six months in order to have access to the three million dollars.

The story line although a little Hollywood, has some great truths in it. The character Jack mentions he “rather be happy doing nothing, than doing something he hated”. That line stuck with me, because imagining that is quite a liberating thought. If it were, it essentially is talking about following what you’re passionate about, and really trusting that things will work out. Now, he is umemployed throughout, having been fired by his Dad, but the message is undiluted.

Imagine what life would be like for you if you decided to, in any conscious moment, do that which excited you most. Think about what you would do right now. Scary isn’t it? Liberating and frightening at the same time. The trick is doing the thing which excites you the most, but without any expectation other than it pleases you in the moment.

That’s the cool part about this. Its very easy to be criticised at first for following through with this, however, by trusting what is the thing that pleases you most, and having the faith that you will be fully supported, is the most exhilarating experience. It puts you in the drivers seat, and the more often you do it, the more you’ll begin to realise that oddly, although as time passes not so oddly, that miraculously as if by magic the necessary components just line up. Now that is the cool part to this.

Today, or right now, see if you can go and do the thing which excites you most, its pretty easy with a bit of practice. It literally just takes a little more faith in yourself, than usual, but its very cool when you do, and it feels great.