When we were younger we used to laugh and have fun all the time. No one stopped us; it felt good and made others happy, knowing we are just being a normal happy child. Laughter makes us feel awesome. Happiness is Joy.
This is what the inner child is, when we had fun just because we felt like it. The world was our playground. So much to see and do…Loving life!
When things are going good in our lives, it is easy to have fun and great big belly laughs, while raising our feel good emotions. When things turn ugly, it gets harder for us to find the good times. This is when laughter is the most important.
We try to fit in with others that have a different path than us, we wonder why things do not always go our way. Well, maybe their way is not our way. We need to follow our own compass and map our way back to our inner child.
Inviting laughter and fun into our lives is easy
Just make the decision that you are going to try to laugh at least once a day. Then, you can increase this several times a day. You feel better. This is also your body releasing tension, stress and anxiety. It just feels good.
Anger, stress, guilt, and sadness no longer wield any influence over us, and we are empowered to make light of what we originally feared.
Laughter also opens our hearts, letting love and light in, changing our perspective, and enabling us to fix our attention on what is positive in our lives.
We regain our footing in the moment and remember that no sorrow is powerful enough to rob us of our inborn happiness. When we understand that uninhibited laughter is the food of the soul, nourishing us from within, we know instinctively that life is worthwhile.
The Medical community sent Norman Cousins home to get his affairs in order. Norman was given a few months to live in 1964. He obtained a movie projector, no small feat in those days, and a pile of funny movies including the Marx Brothers and Candid Camera shows.
He spent a great deal of time watching these films and laughing. And he didn’t just laugh. In spite of being in a lot of constant pain, he made a point of laughing until his very stomach hurt from it.
He lived for another 30 years. There is more he did to keep his body in shape. This was good for starters.
Norman Cousins autobiography, Present Tense: An American Editor’s Odyssey (1968).
Fun things for Laughter
- Watch a funny movie
- Tell some silly stories
- Write your own comedy
- Read some comics that make you chuckle
Remember, no one has to see your writing or agree with your methods, this is your life and you need to live your life.
Once you start gathering time to find pleasure in the little things in life, your world changes.