A few weeks ago WordPress Posted a writing prompt about happy places. The prompt asked where it was and how and when I go there. That was a good prompt because it made me think. That is, when I realized that I’m not sure where my happy place is. It isn’t a physical place. It’s somewhere inside my mind where my Inner child plays. I can’t nail down any particular reason that I would go there. I just like it there. I guess. my happy place has no form and it can take many forms. It’s a place of peace.
Sometimes its a quiet place with trees and gentle creatures. Sometimes it’s on or under the ocean. Sometimes it’s in space. Sometimes it’s a Secret room. It doesn’t really matter because I am comfortable there. There’s no real conflict there because I’m usually alone, except for my Inner Child. my happy place is a hiding place. I don’t have to do anything there. I can just sit and watch the child play. She helps me to work through things. I go to my happy place most often when I have a problem to solve.my inner child acts out scenarios that help me to find the right answers.
I can’t say if my happy place is a healthy place. I think it is, but it can be unhealthy too. Living in your head can cause problems. It can get lonely there. It’s a good place to visit but I shouldn’t try to live there.
No, my happy place is not a place where I can live all the time. It’s a place to visit from time to time when I need to get away from my life. That’s what a happy place is for — an escape from the day-to-day stress of Life. That’s healthy, getting away from stress. I can relax in my happy place. I can create in my happy place.
Going to my happy place is like taking a mini-vacation with no cost or travel time. I can’t get a lot of souvenirs there, but then, I can visit it any time that I choose. On the other hand, if you count the stories that have their creative births in my happy place, I bring back a lot of good things.
My happy place requires no visas or, worse, injections, and it is truly a good place to visit, but living there? No, I think I’d quickly get bored — or go insane. Anyway, it would lose its magic. I just go there to visit with my Inner Child who lives there. That’s good enough for me.