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The World’s Greatest Need – The Medicine of Laughter

By on September 5, 2017

If there is anything the world needs more of right now.. It is laughter.

The world has gone too serious, lacking in humour and laughter. Rigidity is the world’s biggest problem. Where have things gone wrong??

It is tempting to think that the feeling that “I can take no more” is unique.

As it is with the individual so it is also with the nations of the world, unfortunately.

How often we labour under the mistaken belief that our circumstances are not common to humanity. This feeling dries the bones and causes to appear on the face unsightly deep wrinkles, if we let them. Quite often our most natural, and, first response could be catastrophic. Leaders have been known to lead their people to war simply for taking themselves too seriously. Sit back and look for the humour in the situation until you find one. It helps.

When infirmity befalls, humans have been programmed and conditioned to reach out for the medicine chest. With difficulties or challenges looming, all the natural human runs for are bouts of self pity, feelings of despondency and aggression.

Let us look at things differently for one moment …

It is always a good starting point to realise that our situation is not unique to us.

As King Solomon said ” There is nothing new under the sun”. There are probably scores of others around the world (if not more) currently contemplating similar thoughts as you are, or experiencing similar situation(s) as you. You are not singled out in creation for bad or challenging times.

Lay your head down on a pillow tonight, if you choose to do nothing, things stay the same. Therefore decide to reach out to something outside of yourself, bigger than you, a trusted someone outside of the situation, and seek wise counsel. It is never a safe option to remain rigid wherever you’re at.

A decision to visit a family, or spend time with good friends, or simply to take a break are all good indeed. Give yourself a break from the situation and your thoughts; and a new chance to take a fresh look soon may emerge. Things might have shifted! Either in you or in the situation.

Whatever you do, resist any temptation to bottle things in.

Help is always available. Do not bottle it in, spill it out “in a safe environment”, with a trusted friend, a counsellor, a coach, or in prayer to G-d.

Sometimes too a good walk in the open green lands is all you need, allowing more intake of fresh oxygen into your brains and organs.

Or simply, if you can, laugh it away, as more often than not, the common road to a feeling of despondency is lack of a good sense of humour.

Don’t take life too seriously, especially when things don’t go your way. Simply make a brief stop; contemplate a better way of achieving whatever it is you aim to accomplish and carry on.

Laughter is a great way to take the sting out of any disappointments. You may have to fake it at first, but as you continue to look for the humour in your situation, you will ultimately find it.

Laughter is good for the soul

For me..

This is my favourite stop whenever I need it..

The Psalmist:

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills—

From whence comes my help?

My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth…”

(Psalms 121)

Go on .. have a good laugh today.

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