Embracing Disappointment. Mastery Newsletter July 16, 2019

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A rainy summer Sunday afternoon.


Great moment to head over to the rec centre and sit in a sauna.


Only to be met by a sign:

Sauna closed.

We are waiting for parts.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


How would you respond?


In the past, I would have been quite upset. Cue the internal rant and rave…Kicking myself for not phoning to check first.


So, it was with a pleasant surprise that I noted my response these days.


Well, well. Ok, so what is Plan B?


Drive for ten more minutes to another rec centre?


Go back home and have a bath instead?


I noted my internal calm.


Something has happened. I think it is mostly from my Laughter Yoga experience.


You know the saying: “Someday we’ll look back on this and laugh?”


If so, why not laugh now?


Because of a decade plus of laughing daily for 10-15 minutes, I don’t seem to need to laugh to let go of this kind of disappointment.


Somehow, I no longer even view it as a disappointment.


Most interestingly, it is just an inner smile that responds to the event.


Byron Katie says it is “loving what is.”


I am so grateful to Dr. Madan Kataria for creating Laughter Yoga in 1995.


Laughter Yoga is what has enabled this sense of calm. The calm that remains when “life throws a dare” as Dr. K. would say.


I ended up at home soaking in a bath.


It wasn’t my first preference. But it was still lovely.


Do you have a similar tool in your tool box for embracing disappointment?


If not, consider taking up Laughter Yoga for a great personal development path.






To Your Joy, Energy and Health,



Matti Anttila


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