While you were planning your foolish April Fool’s Day pranks on your co-workers, friends or family, I hope the day reminded you to also lighten up on yourself. On our journey to enlightenment, we can get bogged down by the details, deeper meanings, and eternal search for understanding which can lead to so much seriousness that we forget to enjoy ourselves in the process. It is the journey, not the destination which gives us joy. Take time to stop and feel the movement of your advancement. It is subtle but it is there. Don’t limit your view to your accomplishments for the last week. See the bigger picture as you recognize how far you’ve come over the last year. Where were you last spring? What issues were plaguing your mind? Aren’t they different today?
Often as we look back through the year, we see that those around us have changed. They may have become less confrontational, easier to get along with and kinder to us. If this is the case, know it is you who has changed, allowing them to be more in their divine essence. As we change, those around us also change. What we do for ourselves, we do for all.
So go out, have a good time, and don’t be afraid to be foolish. Let April 1st teach you to play all year long!