HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER! For crying out loud!

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Aloha, Noble Funny Friend!

Laughter. It’s the most direct and potent form of connection we humans have, if you don’t count crying. When we’re enthused, the divine dances in us. Being playful, we chuckle easily; giggles and guffaws are contagious, giving us good medicine to heal many of the world’s problems – or at least how we view them — instantly.
That’s not to say crying, concern, and activism isn’t important.

In fact, crying and deep caring often lead to the most elevating humor and real change! That is why, in today’s global society of deadly serious funny business, it’s more important than ever that we keep playfulness alive!

This is not to cavalierly joke about such things as the End-of-the-World Sale I heard about: the radio ad had said, “Hurry! Only this week!” Haha!

Truly, our world is in peril. But we are the light-hearted ones who can heal it. By facing truth, living our truth, and letting ourselves laugh a little about it, we ignite an inner light. The light illuminates the danger and also gives us balance, stability, and the delightful motivation to navigate wisely in these incomparable times.

Everyone is a wise guy!

We can invoke “A Touch of Humor: The Divine Light,” the topic of a laughter yoga talk story we’ll be giving at the New Thought Center on Sunday, July 23rd in Kealakekua.

I really hope you can join us. Laughter Yoga has been around for several decades now and has sparked a movement for “A New Earth,” and once there, or here, we can plant A New Mirth.”

Why?
- When we laugh, dopamine and endorphin levels increase and the stress hormone cortisol decreases.
- Laughing and gracious humor balances the brain, dispels darkness, burns calories, and increases circulation of the blood
- Mood, motivation, attention, and learning all get a good dose of magical medicine. We lighten up.
- Laughter — it’s free, it’s fertile, and it’s fun!

Many of us worry that laughter may accidentally irk someone who has forgotten how to laugh, but we may also remind that same person that laughter is still the best remedy for much that ails us.

With all the terrible, worrisome, awful, illegal, and repugnant things taking place on the world stage, we must raise the flag of the muse and declare: there is still time and appropriate places for mirth.

To be playful in this veil of tears, the world of suffering, the material world we See, we need to remember the divine dance of wholeness, to foster the Seer who views the Seen world as also a space of bliss. We can feel chaotic AND contented, harrowed AND happy, jagged AND joyful. Like the quantum paradox, with its massless particles and celestial lights dancing from particle to wave and back again, we have resilience. We have the power of paradox. We have laugh-power.

We live in a world that is not EITHER-OR, but BOTH-AND. Both horrible and happy. And in the UNION of the opposites, there is Yoga!

Join us on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday the 23rd and help heal the world through laughter. Imbibe the best medicine, laughter. Not sorrow to sorrow, but sorrow to glory to laughter!

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“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky.
Conscious breathing is my anchor.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
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GOOD NEWS!

The United Nations passes first-ever treaty banning nuclear weapons.
CHECK.
G-19 affirms Paris Climate Agreement.
CHECK.
Women’s March July 14th near Fairfax stops the NRA from promoting gun violence in ads, lobbying, and attempting to loosen the gun rules so even a certifiable wingnut from Maine or New Mexico or Hawaii can carry, conceal and even buy a silencer for a deadly weapon — when the poor soul ought to be getting decent health care!
SOON-TO-BE CHECK!

War and gun violence determine not who is right, but who is left.
Go Peace. RESIST Violence. Every breath of the way.

JOIN IN: http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/fairfax/womens-march-organizers-take-on-nra-in-next-march/454762397

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“Discovering real goodness comes from appreciating very simple experiences. We are not talking about how good it feels to make a million dollars or finally graduate from college or buy a new house, but we are speaking here of the basic goodness of being alive…” – Chogyam Trunpga

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