Retired from old mindsets, reactions, and labels in order to tumble about joyfully in a loving, laughter-filled, existence.
Even though my life is discombobulated, I am trying to mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically daily keep up as many of my practices that build a stable, healthy, happy, purposeful four-room house of being. Kind consistency, not negative duty-bound practice is key, and not always practiced. This where I can and will improve.
Being forced back to Australia because of COVID after a 40 year absence. It’s killing me, but I am praying for resurrection and growth out the daily little to large personal deaths—and I am seeing good coming from the bad from my showing up as best I can. MInd you, I lowered the bar and decided I did not have to LOVE Australia, liking it and being grateful are a good enough set of goals.
A calling to love filled with tasks, missions, mishaps, challenges, growth, goodness, and acceptance.
When you hurt, I hurt. When you are happy, safe, recognized, so too am I.
The thought of what possibilities may come after COVID.
Worked through, understood, reframed = anxiety
I have received so much from so many for so long. But perhaps the greatest gift of all is to recognize that, to use the gifts wisely with great gratitude.
Thursday is my volunteer at a Charity Shop day. We serve people from every strata of society. Some of our customers are challenging personalities, while life deeply challenges others. When I show up as unconditional kindness, joy, with friendship at the helm, I can illicit rewarding smiles. Smile first, send the boomerang out and see it return.
Not yet, but the pink, blue, gold sunrise to a marvelous coffee served me well…
What keeps you from trusting that an extraordinary life is available to you?
By how it has been to date.
What helps you trust that an extraordinary life is available to you?
By how it has been to date.
I’d be so pleased. I’ve died before, it’s great.
I’d miss my partner though and be sad that COVID kept us apart. I didn’t get enough time with him.
I’d have wished I updated my living will/advance directives and done a physical will.
Due to do next week. So may I live long enough for that.
When I have conducted a loving laughter session well. When attendees share the space and we are full, emptied, full again, and there is love and connection, joy, and hope.
Thank you, yes thats a good thing to hope for. Hugs back dear heart 💑
I too have times I can’t or don’t want to answer these questions. Bless XOXO
Sadly, no… but time will bring changes and new life. I believe ultimately something better, as you say, joy greater than the loss. Perhaps something I could not have imagined if life had stayed as it had been. It will be well with me and for many others. I am grateful. Thank you for your kind words.
Not that easy. We were all supposed to be vaccinated by end of Sept. Now rumor of not until the second quarter of next year. They keep changing it. Plus, we still cannot leave Australia—government won’t allow it unless some very serious and expensive reason to go. I have lost my long-term visa for Thailand by being away. Other possibilities are abundant, but not forthcoming because of COVID. I wait and cry, yet do my best, trust, find purpose and carry on.
Lay your field fallow, nourish and rest, wait for the planting, then harvest dear soul 😘 Nature, seasons, take pause.
With grateful new eyes!
Ah, how great that is…a lovely idea for a spiritual gathering. I teach many things through laughter, death, dying, living fully, connection, etc. Just wonderful.
Hi there Just be…
Sessions I host to build in resilience by choosing to laugh. This is one way I describe it. Intentional laughter. A series of exercises that do not require humor, but can be humorous. We choose to laugh much like Laughter Yoga sessions (See the internet for more on that)
A study done in Norway over the course of 15 years found when participants believed they had a sense of humor—no need for it to be good — they, on average, lived eight years longer an...
A study done in Norway over the course of 15 years found when participants believed they had a sense of humor—no need for it to be good — they, on average, lived eight years longer and were 30 percent more resistant to severe disease…
Research shows that 15-20 minutes of sustained LAUGHTER provides many benefits such as
Wards off Depression, Anxiety, and Sleep Problems
Good Aerobic Exercise
Strengthens Immune System
Reduces High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease
Increases Lung Capacity
Accesses Natural Pain Killers
Makes You Look and Feel Younger
Creates Good Interpersonal Skills
But what if you don’t feel like laughing?
Your body does not know the difference between real or chosen laughter, and produces the same feel-good hormones and health benefits as you would if you were laughing spontanaeously.
For examples try Laughter Yoga
Dr. Madan Kataria, a medical doctor from Mumbai India formed the first Laughter Yoga Club in a park in 1995. Today there are over 20,000 laughter clubs in 110 countries worldwide.
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