I wake up laughing.
I go to sleep laughing.
I giggle throughout the day.
A main source of entertainment is my mind and its relationship with time. I am amused by the human tendency to feel pressure inside to get something done on the outside, to have everything just the way you want it and more of it.
I see through negative tendencies like they are the tenacious tentacles of a greedy but imaginary octopus trying to grab us, overwhelm us, and eat us whole. These fake tentacles have powerful suction cups that attach and try to pull us away from a healthy routine.
By some miracle and lots of meditating, I have befriended this mental octopus, this insatiable appetite for more. I have turned it onto itself. I use its immense power and tenacity to become attached to positive tendencies, like taking good care of myself, going to bed early, helping others and being a servant of God.
Since the funny octopus of desire is chasing its own tail, I am free to enjoy life thoroughly.
I wake up laughing. I go to sleep laughing. I giggle throughout the day.
For the next month, after you wake up in the morning, softly giggle. Set a timer to ring every half an hour. When it goes off, walk around and laugh for a few minutes. If it's not appropriate to laugh out loud, at least smile or quietly giggle. If you can't walk around, then wiggle and giggle.
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Check out the benefits of laughing in my blog post called "Laughing Medicine". While there, enjoy the funny jokes in the comments section.
A few wonderful quotes about bliss from Joseph Campbell:
"If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be."
"Wherever you are — if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time."
Quotes about bliss/happiness from the eternal science of health, Ayurveda:
In 1960, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi said:
"Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence. Absolute bliss consciousness is the natural characteristic of life."
You are welcome to add your comments, jokes and quotes below.
“wiggle and giggle” Such a great experiment! Thank you thank you so such.
So I tried laughing frequently throughout the day and it felt good. Some worries have been gnawing at me and I just stared at them and laughed and that helped break the tension which was immense. I enjoy your posts and my only criticism is you don’t do it more often. Anyway, thanks a bunch.
Hmmm. Befriending your mental octopus and turning it onto itself and using its power and tenacity to become attached to positive things. I like the logic, if you’re going to be addicted to something, be addicted to positive habits.
That’s a great idea to set a timer every half hour, because I know it’s good to move around and I know it’s good to laugh but I forget to do these things which are free and good for your mind and body. The timer really helps me.
I was feeling kinda down because I can’t walk like I used to because of my arthritis. I tried what you suggested and “wiggled and giggled.” The pain level in my hip went down some and it just felt better to move around even though I can’t walk much. Also, I put smiley faces on post-its around the house to remind me to smile and laugh more often and I’m feeling more upbeat. God bless your sweet soul!