Laughter

As a matter of fact, man is the only animal in the whole of existence who is privileged to be able to laugh deeply and totally. A hearty Laughter is the only distinguishing mark that we are not animals and we are human beings. Laughter defines our humanity and our evolution. Laughter is one of the most valued and cherished qualities of human beings.

Everybody knows from their own experiences that after good laughter, a belly laugh, one almost feels as if one has taken a deep shower…a peace, a silence, a freshness sets in… And each time laughter becomes deeper it is followed by deeper silence.  Studies have shown that laughter changes our very chemistry; it changes our brain waves, it changes our level of intelligence. The parts of the mind that have been asleep suddenly wake up since a true deep laughter reaches the innermost part of our brain and heart. Laughter is a powerful antidote against depression and anxiety by increasing the levels of serotonin and dopamine in the body.

When we laugh totally, our whole-body laughs. Each atom, each cell of your body laughs, participates in it. we come into present It makes us feel more alive, radiant and more creative. If one is a singer, the song becomes more celestial; if one is a musician, the music star ;ts going beyond sound,

It is a fact that there are not many reasons to laugh in this high-pressure, high-tension modern world nevertheless there is a tremendous opportunity to help and heal with laughter. After a structured session of laughing during my healing program with my clients I have found that it instantly changes mood and gives my clients a positive and upbeat outlook. I encourage them to start with a faked laughter but by and by the real laughter bubbles up and takes over.  It immediately brings them back into present by reducing stress and keeping the mind positive.

It is very important that when we laugh, we should laugh totally. Let the laughter thing become a total and not just heady. melt into existence and in turn the existence will melt into you.  It is impossible to laugh and think together. They are diametrically opposite: either one can laugh or one can think. If you are still thinking while laughing, laughter will be a crippled laughter. A laughter which is not total will be phony, a pretension, just a performance A superficial or a social laughter which is not coming from the total being or the hysterical laughter which is about somebody else, they are not healthy and are not going to give the promised benefits.

As I conclude I would like to say that laughter can be a real prayer and a gratitude. The whole play of existence is so beautiful that laughter can be the only response to it. And most importantly the greatest laughter is laughing at your own ridiculous things. So, don’t wait for some occasion or cause. laugh deeply and totally like a lion’s roar and make others laugh too it will give you the ultimate joy. And finally, my favourite quote is, “There is not much laughter in medicine, but there is a lot of medicine in laughter.”

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