Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Importance of a Smile

THE IMPORTANCE OF A SMILE
We all know those moments in our life when everything changes because a smile comes unexpectedly our way.

This is one of the reasons we are alive: to smile unexpectedly to others and change their lives.

And what is the turn around? We are here to smile unexpectedly to ourselves, to change our inner weather with a flash of happiness where we had but a moment ago expected none.

Smile, though your heart is breaking, says the song.

I say, smile every time you sense yourself to double the pleasure of giving yourself real and non-verbal attention. Gobs of the emotional problems in the world come from people wishing and wanting and demanding attention from outside themselves, and they could have (we could have) simply and wonderfully sensed and breathed with awareness and flashed themselves an inner smile.

Smile.

Breathing in , I sense my body.

Breathing out, I release tension where I can and smile inside and a little hint of a smile on my face.

There: the kindest meditation in the world.

'Tis the season to be jolly: smile.



( Note: I'm back on a one a day essay/ thought/ contemplation/ posting per day,
and
am rotating them through
slowsonoma.com,
then wakeup-feldenkrais,
then taichiyoghealthweightloss,
if that interests you.)

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