This Week's Quotation:
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.
~ Dalia Lama
If you have been feeling laughter-deprived lately, may the Dalai Lama’s words rouse a chuckle. A smile here, a snicker there—it’s all good medicine that releases happy hormones and dissolves mental mayhem.
There is divinity in all that exists, and uncovering the divine requires working with the material at hand. Since we live in a dualistic world, we can see both the darkness and the light, and we have the freedom to choose where to put our attention. Laughter supports us in giving our attention to the light.
When the behavior of others confounds us, let’s give our best to discard preconceptions and respond to others as people of dignity, challenged as we all are by living with a human ego. When our patience and composure are tested, we can maintain awareness that whatever our challenges are, we can laugh at them because we are eternal, and they are transitory.
I’ve found that a few deep belly laughs provide instant relief when I’ve lost my groove and need to snap out of it. Engage what sizzles your circuits and triggers smiles and laughter—they are good medicine for edgy times.
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We, the authors of this blog, dedicate it to the transparent exploration of the world's sacred scripture and enlightened spiritual thought. We believe that the original inspiration of all faiths comes from a common source, named and revered in a myriad of ways. With that understanding, the innumerable symbols, beliefs, and practices of faith cease to divide. They become open windows to a common reality that inspires and unifies us. We find deeper insight and nourishment in our own faith and from the expression of faith from others.
We hope these weekly quotations and meditations speak to your heart and soul.
Yes. “Laughter is the mind sneezing” and I certainly need to sneeze out tired concepts and lubricate them with Ha-ha-harmony. May spirit break through my structures with uplifting ability to see the humor in the situations I take too seriously. with thanks for Terri and for the Dalai Lama 🙂 Love, Tom
It has been said that “laughter is the best medicine,” and you certainly bring that out with this blog, Terri. If there is anything that the self-active, ego-centered reactionary mind cannot stand, it is laughter. In fact, when I laugh, it tends to disappear!
Laughter if not the Best Medicine – is certainly close!!!
As G. K. Chesterton, the 18th century poet, writer, and philosopher once wrote: “Angels can fly because they take themselves so lightly!”
How timely and true.
Thank you for this important reminder to “Stay Light”!