“The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune…” to quote Shakespeare. We all have times/moments that test our resolve.
It could be physical such as injuries or illnesses. It could be emotional upsets. Arguments with spouses, bosses yelling at us and so on.
These can cause stress. If unresolved, that stress is unhealthy. Continuous stress means our immune system is functioning at a low level. It means also our digestion is impaired.
If we are not digesting properly, the nutrients in our food may not make it to the inside of the cells. Cells must receive the nutrients or we starve our energy reserves. The energy we need to enjoy life fully.
Much has been written about how many illnesses are stress related. Think of someone you know who succumbs to colds and flus easily.
How can we turn a negative event into a positive?
Think of a stressful event in the last 7 days.
Now, cry about it, whine about it. Feel how unfair it is that this happened to you.
Really, truly allow yourself to fully feel how awful it is in the body. Moan, sob, let it go.
Here is a secret. We can’t feel boundless joy unless we also allow the painful feelings.
The good news is by allowing the pain to fully suffuse the body, we can allow it to pass through.
Use whatever means at your disposal for laughing.
Because I have been doing Laughter Yoga for years, it is much easier now. I also make it a point to laugh for a minimum of 10-15 minutes daily.
Feel the pain, voice it, moan, sob, cry.
Let it turn into laughter. Laugh for 10-15 minutes.
If it is a challenge, try laughing babies on the World Wide Interweb. Babies are little gurus amongst us. They know how to push our joy buttons.
You may consider Laughter Yoga too.
The first Sunday of May every year is World Laughter Day. Find one in your community.
Laughter Yoga clubs abound now. Over 17,000 of them in 100 countries.
You can find Skype laughter clubs as well.
You only have your pain to lose.
Whatever method you use, releasing stress by laughing is a time tested way to improve health.
What is stopping you from laughing?
To Your Joy, Energy and Health,
P.S. For those in my bailiwick (Victoria BC, Canada) be sure to come along for World Laughter Day Sunday:
New Laughter Technology to be Unveiled at World Laughter Day in Victoria.
Also in this issue:
Nighttime Rituals for a Better Tomorrow
The Man Who Beat the Casinos AND the Markets
Global Cooling on the Horizon?
►BOOKS WORTH READING
►MOVIES WORTH WATCHING
The nighttime is the right time to set yourself up for a productive day. —MICHAEL HYATT
What You Do Right Before Bed Determines How Productive and Focused You’ll Be Tomorrow
Ed Thorp: the man who beat the casinos, then the markets
Solar activity could actually cause global cooling.
BOOKS WORTH READING
Authobiography of a Yogi. –Yogananda
I can’t believe the number of decades it has taken for me to reread this incredible, inspirational, life-enhancing work of love from Yogananda.
I am so grateful to have it as my daily bedtime read.
MOVIES WORTH WATCHING
I Am Not Your Guru.
No matter what you have heard or think you know about motivational speaker and author Tony Robbins, you may learn a lot from this Netflix documentary.
I have watched it three times now, made notes twice and am using the concepts, ideas and inspiration from this film.
Be prepared for coarse language. Despite that, it is worth the view.
“President Trump spoke on the phone with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday amidst increased tensions on trade. I’m guessing Trump wanted to trade … faces?” –Seth Meyers
Laughter Can Help Your Health
To Your Joy, Energy and Health,
Mission: To help you take shortcuts to More Joy, Energy, Health and fulfillment in life.
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