The Power of Laughter
by Chessie Roberts
Laughter heals, connects, is contagious, increases happiness, lessens depression and strengthens your immune system, boosts your energy, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. Not only is it helpful to your health and well being, it is FREE and it is FUN!!! Your ability to laugh easily and often is a huge innate resource for overcoming problems, making your relationships better, and supporting both your physical and emotional health.
How it helps in your biology:
- Laughter relaxes you all over. The deeper you laugh the more your body is involved in the exercise. Your deep laughter releases physical tension and lowers your stress levels. Because your body holds all the chemicals you need for your betterment, laughter opens the door for your own pharmacy to create and allow healing, renewal within your biology …[read more]
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Graphic and article credit: OM Times Magazine and Chessie Roberts
October is national poetry month in Great Britain. Other countries celebrate in different months. Let’s share this one throughout the world with a whimsical poem from an American poet who lost his life in France during World War I.
Join me, please, in celebrating harmony …in poets, people, and countries.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “My Wish For You.”
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I was born a magical kid.
I once stood out among my friends.
I once was playful.
I once could think and act fast.
I once was proud of who I was
and it showed in my smile.
I was energetic
and laughed easily and often.
Over time I believed that I needed
to fit in to be liked by others.
Over time I believed that I needed to dim my inner light to be accepted by others who have lost contact
with their own magical self.
Now what and who I have turned into?
I am consumed by shame, guilt,
grief and sorrow.
I walk lifelessly with a bent frame.
I carry lots of baggage
keeping me from playing.
Instead of hearing my childhood laughter and enthusiasm
I hear myself saying…
“Oh no,” “I can’t,” ”I don’t wanna.”
I speak with a soft voice
so I do not offend anyone
or attract attention to myself.
Today, I resurrect my real self!
Today, I walk through the seemingly long illusion of pleasing others.
I now use my strong voice
to define my boundaries.
I now use a strong voice
to express my truth.
I now take pride
in my laughter and playfulness.
I now have dropped
the heavy baggage.
I now stand tall and bright.
Welcome to wise, curious,
playful, magical me.
Copyright @ 2012 by Shervin Hojat
.Also by S. Hojat: “Inner Healing”
Photot credit: DECODIR