Lets laugh and live longer!
Laughter is directly related to our health, but as a nation we laugh less and less the older we get. Stress and tension are literally killing us! So let's take some time out and turn things around a little and have a few stress relieving belly laughs!!! It's time to recreate our thoughts and beliefs about laughter and discover new ways to relax and have fun.
Laughter is the body's natural way of ridding us of stress and anxiety, but we are so busy being 'mature', 'respectable' and 'controlled' that we don't allow ourselves to laugh and play, and so we don't get the necessary degree of laughing that our body's need for health reasons. We are all now dealing with the consequences.
The Australian Government spends an average of $20,000,000 a year on avoidable sick leave, and as private citizens we are all paying for it through our taxes.
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In an excerpt from his new book, My Spiritual Journey, The Dalai Lama shares his belief in the surprising power of laughter and smiles to reach other people, even our enemies.
As I rushed into the Emergency Center to treat what the ER doc had texted was “a lady with a friggin’ big heart attack,” I was surprised to see a nicely dressed woman sobbing quietly, but not in as much distress as I usually encountered in this setting.
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Serious times can lead to serious conditions ... including the most serious condition of all -- Seriousness!
Do we make enough noise?
In most traditional and "primitive" societies, there is far more talking, shouting, singing, laughing and general human noise in the community than there is in a typical rich Western country home or street.
Story from The Age Newspaper: Download the PDF here
Listen to Bronwen on a New York online Radio Program called 'Spiritual and Irritable'.