235 – Laugh and feel good

Laugh and you will feel great. Laugh at yourself and you will feel even better. If you laugh at yourself, you will find that the world is a great place to live in. Most of us take ourselves very seriously and when we describe a situation concerning ourselves we tend to exaggerate.

However, when we speak about someone else’s problem, we refer to it very lightly. I arrived in Germany, at Yoga Vidya without my bags. My suitcases had not arrived. I had thought that I was very smart and had checked both my bags and had also packed my laptop in my suitcase. I was happy to travel with my hands free. When I arrived, I had no baggage. First I was cross and then I found it very funny and I realized I had come to Yoga Vidya like a true sannyasin. I did not have a kamandal (an oblong water pot made from a dry pumpkin or coconut shell). What I realized was that I missed my tablet PC the most. I had my rosary and prayer books with me. The experience made me realize that we need very little, and it was very amusing for my friends in Yoga Vidya.

What to do if you need a laugh

When you want to laugh, read “Alice in Wonderland” and think of the Cheshire Cat, which constantly grins and then its grin fades last. Visualize the disappearing grin. Think of the riddle, “Why is the raven like a writing desk,” and the answer of the mad hatter that he did not know the answer either.

Some more quotes which will have you in stiches.

“Why sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

In the times of post Covid, laugh at this quote from “Winnie the Pooh”: “A hug is always the right size.”

Aim Hrim Klim

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