Laughter therapy

  • Episode 93
  • 05-12-2022
  • 10 Min Read
Laughter therapy

There remained only just three hairs on the head of an old retired lady. With pleasure, she continued caring it. After a short while one of them was lost. She was happy over the remaining two. After some time one more was lost. She seemed quite happy over the remaining one. As time passed on, that too was lost. She appeared quite released from the responsibility of caring for those hairs. Everywhere we also see people who celebrate all kinds of losses and hurts. To such people, whatever happens does not matter, they continue to be happy. Their attitude always remains positive and promising. According to Einstein, it is not advisable to be near grumblers. They are sure to raise at least one problem in every solution.

An average human body consists of precisely 37.5 trillion cells. Each cell contains the properties of the full body or all the cells. In tissue culture, it is from a single cell that a full plant is grown. If all the cells in a body are happy the full body will invariably be happy. The situation keeps the body healthy too. Laughter therapy is slowly taking hold in cities. It helps us to save a lot of money, spent in hospitals.

Quite recently, I happened to see a picture of a family celebrating with a cake cutting. A toe removal surgery was scheduled for one of the family members the other day and they were celebrating the occasion. I remember the story of an 87 years old woman who joined a professional college for higher studies. Within a short span, she could make everyone her friend. During the first Semester Day held on the last day of the Semester, she spoke, quoting Benjamin Franklin,
“We do not quit playing because we grow old, we grow old because we quit playing.”

Once a company chairman compared the value of time and situation to that of a flight ticket. What the flight company desires is all seats booked. Until the flight takes off, every seat is valuable too. But what happens when the flight has taken off?

It is always important that we utilise all opportunities to the maximum. Let not there be a single moment of sadness and frustration in our lives. To those who are eager to be sad gets enough of that – that’s the rule of Nature.

Matthieu Ricard, born in 1946, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk who has been called ‘the world’s happiest man.’ This is because he participated in a rigid brain test, designed and done by Richard Davidson of University of Wisconsin.

Davidson connected some 256 sensors and found that when Richard was meditating on compassion, his mind was unusually light. The study showed that his brain was producing gamma waves, which are linked to consciousness. The scans also showed excessive activity in his brain’s left prefrontal cortex. It allowed him an abnormally large possibility for happiness and a reduced propensity towards negativity.

Ricard is engaged in research on the effect of mind training on the brain, in various institutions in United States, Germany and Belgium.

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