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What is laughter?

Monday, December 03, 2012

Without laughter, life would be unbearable, huh! It's the grease in the joints of the vehicle that carries us through it all -- the good, the bad, and the ugly! Joy Riley posts this wonderful image and Hafiz each year and I know I have also shared it in past years, but it's always worth an encore, for the profound Teaching it offers us:



Laughter

What is laughter? What is laughter?
It is God waking up! O it is God waking up!
It is the sun poking its sweet head out
From behind a cloud
You have been carrying too long,
Veiling your eyes and heart.

It is Light breaking ground for a great Structure
That is your Real body - called Truth.

It is happiness applauding itself and then taking flight
To embrace everyone and everything in this world.

Laughter is the polestar
Held in the sky by our Beloved,
Who eternally says,

"Yes, dear ones, come this way,
Come this way towards Me and Love!

Come with your tender mouths moving
And your beautiful tongues conducting songs
And with your movements - your magic movements
Of hands and feet and glands and cells - Dancing!

Know that to God's Eye,
All movement is a Wondrous Language,
And Music - such exquisite, wild Music!"

O what is laughter, Hafiz?
What is this precious love and laughter
Budding in our hearts?

It is the glorious sound
Of a soul waking up!

~ Hafiz ~
(I Heard God Laughing - Renderings of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky) www.panhala.net/Archive/
Laughter.html



Oh, and on another emoticon, I posted the blog "TODAY" on November 1. Follow-up on it: It seems I could NOT do it (lighten up by 10 pounds). I entered December @147 lbs., the same numbers I carried into November. Sooooooo, I've gotta' remember...



and...



and truly if I...



...the rest will follow.
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JUST_BREATHE08 12/22/2012 10:53PM

    emoticon emoticon Wonderful blog. Loved the music. emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 12/8/2012 10:42PM

    Couldn't agree more!

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ME_HERE_NOW 12/7/2012 7:34PM

    attitude is everything, and i need to change mine, thanks for the reminder!

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SOULFISH80 12/5/2012 2:47PM

    What a bright, happy blog, thanks!!!

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JESPAH 12/4/2012 5:37PM

    A song for this blog!!
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FARRAH511 12/4/2012 10:04AM

    :D

- Farrah

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CRYSTALJEM 12/3/2012 8:50PM

    Wonderful. Thank you.

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CARRAND 12/3/2012 8:21PM

    Lovely blog. Thank you.

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SLASALLE 12/3/2012 6:00PM

    I've always been the "serious" one. It has only been in the Beth years that I have learned (with her help) to laugh a lot more than ever before. In that learning, I discovered the true benefits!

As always, thanks for the reminder!

With love,
Stephanie

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DDOORN 12/3/2012 12:44PM

    Thx for sharing such wonderful thoughts & reminders to take a deep breath...and LAUGH! :-)

Don

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HIPPICHICK1 12/3/2012 10:16AM

    Sweet sweet sweet!
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2WHEELEDSHARON 12/3/2012 10:03AM

    Thanks for the encore, it's a great one. emoticon emoticon

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GOANNA2 12/3/2012 9:54AM

    Laughter is essential in our lives. Thanks for sharing
Maha. You always know when to bring something
beautiful into our lives. You are awesome. I hope
you are having a wonderful week full of laughter.
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