In this episode we are joined by Floris to explore the concept playfulness and how it is not just something reserved for the genies.
Floris has learned to take his play ideas seriously and then see what happens.
So his idea for this dream is: when everyone on the globe goes out to picknick on the same day, being in nature, being with each other (instead of behind computers, phones, etc), when they share food, warmth, play/sport/make music together then we remind all of humanity what’s it about and help to create a less stuff/more presence experiential culture.
Floris shared how he never stopped playing and that he plays in his profession and even went as far as inventing his one job title.
He had an enterprenuership school which he founded where student entrepreneurs could invent their own business, unfortunately the school like many other could not survive the pandemic.
Floris believe that when we play, we become active in it and are in functioning so many levels that can’t be recognized or be measured and that’s why the school seems to have killed play.
He continued to say that playfulness allows us to be aware and be intune with our bodies.
The school teachers teaches kids what they learned instead of allowing that the kids create and share their knowledge as creative beings. He shared a beautiful life story of how this unfolded for him when he was 5 years young.
Play is about communication and consent says Floris. It also helps with flexibility and adaptability.
He shared a different perspective of how often we focus on strength to be successful yet he found a way to embody his own weaknesses and become successful from it while embracing and alchemising the shadows.
Yummy quotes from this episode:
We are all mammals and all mammals play and learn through play.
Seriousness is a way to imprison people
All children should climb trees
Some adults think that children are some empty vessel.
I made money with things I am bad at.
When everything is taken seriously, souls gets crushed.
Depression is often times a lack of play because you ignore the body and stay in the mind.
I hope you enjoy listening to this episode and that it helps you to allow yourself to lean more into your playfulness no matter how old you are.
Please share it far and wide.
To connect with Floris
Website : https://flourishandfly.nl/
personal site: https://floriskoot.nl and