There isn’t anything that quite compares with a good belly laugh. That, can’t hold back, uncontrollable body spasm that can bring us to blissful tears of satisfaction. A beautiful release of emotion that almost certainly puts a colorful tint over the crystals of our eyes.
What an unbelievably noble profession, to wear the responsibility of evoking the jewels of laughter. Those rare people that can turn the most twisted aspects of reality into the mined gemstones that create a priceless treasure. People that give us the power and permission to look at life in a, ‘not so serious’ light. What a gift.
I find laughter so attractive and it’s been proven to have a variety of health benefits. It increases blood circulation and therefore is beneficial to the heart and boosts the immune system.
The vigorous and deep breathing that occurs with laughter clears our lungs of stagnant air and replenishes us down to the cellular level. Laughter stimulates our muscles, massages our internal organs and releases the ‘feel good’ hormones, endorpins, in our brain and nervous system. So when it’s said that laughter is the best medicine, it’s actually true, to a large degree. It’s certainly cheaper and has far more benefits than negative side effects.
The thing of it is, can you recall the last time you had a belly laugh? If someone were to ask me if I laugh frequently, I would say yes and even though I can remember the last time I laughed so hard I almost cried, the truth is, it doesn’t happen daily or even every other day, for that matter. Interestingly enough, there are currently over 400 Laugh Clubs across the United States which offer Laugh Yoga Classes. Laugh Therapy has been around for years and both teach specific and purposeful exercises for deep belly laughter. I’ve never done either but I’m sure one could only benefit from it. Like relaxation, love or a childlike view of the world, these things take a level of awareness and personal responsibility.
If laughter is an instant vacation, feels good and has so many health benefits, why wouldn’t we vigorously seek out effective ways of making that happen on a regular basis. Pride? Fear of looking foolish? “Staying in the lines” or acting the way we think adults should act? It’s all apart of what I call, ‘The Grand Illusion’ and also what, sadly, makes people sick.
So much of life is serious but within that same seriousness, there is so much that is indelibly laughable. Some people resist laughter as much as some people resist tears. I suppose in many ways they both leave us vulnerable but it’s that vulnerability that makes us human and in fact, that is what we are. I’ll never understand why we work so hard to be sterile, robots rather than the beautiful, messy creatures we are. I say laugh as much as you can, when you can and while you can. It’s contagious and should be spread freely. Can you imagine a world full of laughter? Oh what a world that would be.
On that note; ha ha ha ha, hee hee, pig snort, ha ha!
😂The Crazy Celt 💚