definition: playful; lighthearted; joyous.
A youthful mind is playful and lighthearted. It laughs easily, genuinely and with abandon.
Play and recreation go hand in hand. Play is literally an opportunity to recreate…why not recreate yourself? When you play with abandon, you enter into the present moment. You let go of the past and forget about the future.
The ego, on the other hand, is serious. It is solely concerned with power, control, and approval. If people are dominated by their ego, their underlying experience is one of fear- fear of losing control, fear of losing power, fear of losing approval.
When you relinquish your need to control, withhold and manipulate, and simply allow the universe and life to unfold, you create a natural state of ease, which predisposes you to lightheartedness and laughter.
Laughter is the best medicine for body and mind. Scientific studies have shown that laughter can strengthen the immune system and ease depression.
Laughter is a symptom of spirituality. Laughter is the flow of love coursing through your body. It heals. Laughter is the nectar of present moment awareness.
Play and enjoy. It will keep you young in body, mind and soul.