Sunday, July 8, 2012

LAUGHING AND LAUGHING SOME MORE


So don't know if this guy is laughing or just going crazy over something, but everyone who sees him is laughing.  That's quite an expression on his face!

So who said you can't cry over spilled milk?  Well, if you can't, you can at least LAUGH over spilled milk.  

Interestingly enough, the Greeks thought that “humor” was a kind of bodily fluid that influenced our personality type.  There were four humors: phlegm, blood, and yellow and black bile.
 
I like the notion that humor has something to do with body fluids!  When we laugh, we get things moving in our body.  It often stirs up phlegm and if we laugh too long or too hard, we might start coughing.  Laughing is the same chest movement as crying, so the longer we laugh, we will eventually begin to tear and cry.  Sometimes we laugh so hard, we fart or even pee our pants!
 
So laughter is the way through defenses, rigidity, walls, road blocks, withholding, and even being in the cave and refusing to come out.  Humor is a way to mix all of our bodily fluids into a life giving mixture of joy instead of depression, anger, resentment, and disgust. (Chapter 18, page 133).

So for crying out loud, don't take life so so seriously.  Lose your grip and laugh!

Laughing together is one way of coming back together after we have created distance in the relationship by taking everything so seriously and so personally.  Laughing is the way into crying when we need to cry and crying is the way into laughter when we need to laugh.

So if there hasn't been much laughter lately, rent a funny video, and laugh together.  Or start a fart fest or some other stupid, disgusting, and funny activity.  See who can make the best sound using your hand under your arm.  You know that stupid thing junior high kids do.  Get a woophy cushion and have a blast imitating famous people giving one of their famous speeches with a loud fart at the climax.  

LAUGHTER will generate endorphins and many other healing humors for your brain.

What do you think?

TODAY IS AS GOOD A DAY AS ANY TO ORDER YOUR PERSONAL COPY.
 

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