terça-feira, outubro 04, 2005

Good Humor

Enjoy the Trip!

"If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches."

- Rainer Maria Rilke

...Upon returning from a vacation, when you talk about the trip, would you tend to focus mostly on complaining about the challenges - the fact that maybe the airlines lost your luggage for a while, or the hotel room reservations had gotten mixed up? Or would you focus on all the great experiences you had - all the interesting people you met, all the new cultures you discovered, all the great purchases you made, and the many other positive aspects of your journey?

Now, I'm not suggesting that we should be dishonest or pretend that bad things never happened. Obviously, if challenges happened, they happened, and can be considered as parts of a well-rounded vacation. We can still include challenges in a well-rounded assessment of our life journey, and we can include them in a positive way.

One way to turn almost any challenging situation into a positive one is through the magical elixir of humor. Humor will definitely help to make our journey more happy and fun, so laugh away. Laugh at the triumphs and the tribulations. Laugh at your greatness and your imperfections. Laugh at the cosmic joke that runs, like a stream, alongside the ever-flowing waters of spiritual happiness.

...more of this chapter is available in the book, "Secrets of Spiritual Happiness," by Sharon Janis.

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