Monday, April 5, 2010

Laughter for Solutions: A Lesson in Greater Level of Happiness

When was the last time you and all of your roommates had a good chuckle? “At the height of the laughter, the Universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities” (Jean Houston). Although this quote is metaphysical and metaphorical, it has a pearl of wisdom that is practical. Laughter and happiness are very uplifting emotions that actually stimulate our body’s immune system functioning because of the endorphins and feel good chemistry.

Furthermore, being happy allows the creative problem solving process to occur more effectively. Sometimes it is difficult to move ourselves into that space when obligations and worldly matters take over our thought process (believe me, I too have melt downs). However, the good news is that there are some overriding mechanisms that can jump start those feel good emotions laughter and laughter is one of them.

Rediscovering the art of laugheris like riding a bike, it’s tied into muscle memory. Find times throughout the day to giggle, snort, and smile out loud over the small stuff and overtime life becomes light-hearted. All the great saints and sages knew and know that God’s language is love and fairness and his expression is kindness and laughter. A great way to rediscover that level of joy is being happy for those who are already happy. Next time you have an event, stop,become internally still,and pay attention because joy and laughter is our chemistry for success.

So my question to you is share a funny Moishe House memory and If I truly laugh out loud I’ll give you a big hug at our national retreat ?

Click on this link if you have not laughed in a while
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-zFQ9fOTSU&feature=player_embedded

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