Oh yes, we've all been there, haven't we?
Caught between the need to just let loose and be the curious, open child, and the stuffy, serious adult that judges or criticizes or just says NO, over and over again.
The happy child resides in all of us, just waiting for the opportunity to remind us of balance, joy, kindness, equanimity, and love....hmmmm, sounds like the Brahma Viharas, doesn't it?
Sympathetic joy, lovingkindness, compassion and equanimity--the 4 Abidings.
The happy child exists everywhere in world, and we are all at home here.
As Anne Morriss says, "To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life."
props to Mini for the photo outside of Cancun Taquaria, Mission District, San Francisco! I love you.