Childlike Playfulness as Healer and “Deprogrammer”
“Creativity is not the possession of some special talent. It’s about the willingness to play.” — John Cleese
This willingness to play may be our saviour.
In Laughter Yoga, we make pretend we are children and chant “Very good, very good, yay!”
It seems and is silly, but it connects us with our creativity.
It is this willingness to play that opens up not only our creativity, but also our freedom.
We get messages daily from the media that the world is a dangerous place. The “powers that be” have a vested interest in keeping us connected to fear.
If we fear terrorism, they can create laws that supposedly protect us, but in fact, take away human rights.
If we fear dis-ease, they can sell us drugs.
Fear is a useful emotion. In case of life and death situations, it can guide us away from danger.
If we have constant fear, however, we restrict our creativity and our healing powers.
When we hold on to emotions rather than allowing them to flow through us, we get stuck physically as well. Muscles tighten. Blood flow and nerve flow and energy flow are restricted.
Childlike playfulness can help to release fears (and traumas).
Children wear their emotions on their sleeves. Adults, not so much. We are taught (manipulated?) to “suck it up” and not be childish.
By allowing emotions to flow, being silly, seeing the humour in situations, we activate joy.
In this joyful state, we are more likely to have the “feel good” hormones flowing and not have the stress hormones in play.
The feel good hormones allows our immune systems and endocrine and digestive systems operating more optimally.
The stress hormones basically shut down all other systems besides the survival “fight or flight” system.
By playing more, we gain joy and help to release not only trauma, but fear also.
Love and Laughter, Smiles and Fun,
In this issue:
Cortisol. Public Enemy #1?
Money: Master the Game.
medical system is the number one killer
►BOOKS WORTH READING
►MOVIES WORTH WATCHING
‘TRUTH is simple. Very simple – so simple that a child can understand it. In fact, so simple that only a child can understand it. Unless you become a child again you will not be able to understand it. It is an experience, not speculation.’ –Osho
Cortisol. Public Enemy #1? This is your brain on stress – and it isn’t pretty
Money: Master the Game. –Tony Robbins
“The American medical system is the number one killer in the United States.”
“Modern medicine…is a for-profit disease industry that can only survive if millions of people get sick, and stay that way.”…
BOOKS WORTH READING
8 Steps to a Pain Free Back – Esther Gokhale
Get your natural posture back…ease your life.
MOVIES WORTH WATCHING
The Imitation Game. During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2084970/
Laughter Helps Cancer Patients in Taipei Hospital
One Twin Exercises, the Other Doesn’t
Research from Finland http://ow.ly/Mr7Kk
That’s it for now. Enjoy your month.
Matti Anttila, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher.
Author of: The Zen of Joy. How to Rewire Your Brain for Happiness & Success. http://zenofjoy.com
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