Perhaps one of the most important examples we can learn from children is the reminder that we all have a wild thing inside of us. I’m not around kids a lot, but I do get the opportunity to watch them in passing at my gym, a family-oriented fitness center. Yesterday, as I passed a string of kids lined up behind the water fountain, I was almost knocked over by two little boys wiggling around, flapping their arms and making wild faces at one another. Was struck me most about the two, more than my effort not to get struck, was their pure joy.
When we are fully ourselves and engaged in movement and expression, joy is overwhelming. If as adults we could start to learn how to stop caring about what everyone else thought of us, we too could be as free and happy as the two wild boys that I dodged yesterday. We all have a wild thing inside of us — it is that thing that makes us come alive with joy — we just have to let it out so that we can be fully the version of ourselves that we are intended to be. Let your wild thing out; let your heart sing.