Laughter is the Best Medicine

Contemporary research on the phenomenon of laughter suggests that laughter has an overwhelmingly positive effect on the body’s physiology and the mind’s psychology. As such, the implications of this research are that laughter also has an overwhelmingly positive effect on what Jerry and Esther Hicks, authors of “The Law of Attraction” call our “point of attraction. “ Quite simply, our point of attraction is the feeling tone that accompanies our thoughts. You see, every thought we have, has a subsequent emotion tone that goes with it. Positive thoughts, thoughts that tell us we are well, abundant, and that life is good carry with them positive emotions such as joy and gratitude. Negative thoughts, on the other hand, carry with them negative emotions such as grief, sadness, and anxiety. Regardless of the subtle nuances of our emotional experience, all thoughts can essentially be classified as either “positive” or “negative.” Thus, they attract to us experiences that are either positive or negative in our own classification.

Emotion (e-motion) is really a term that represents the contraction of energy in motion. Quantum physicists tell us that the essential nature of this Universe is energy, and that this energy is always in motion. So, in truth, our e-motions are really indicators of the type of energy that is in motion in our lives. Since the law of attraction tells us that like energy attracts like energy, our emotions are really telling us what type of energy is in motion towards in our lives, and therefore the type of energy that is being attracted to( in motion towards) our lives. What role does laughter play in all of this?

Regardless of the empirical data that tells us of the positive effects of laughter in improving immune function, as well as reducing anxiety and stress, each of us has the subjective knowledge of the positive effects of laughter. In fact, The American Heritage College Dictionary defines the act of laughing as: “to feel a triumphant or exultant sense of well-being.” Looked at another way, our emotions indicate our state of Being, and, by law, we can only attract to us things that are congruent with our state of Being. After all, a radio that is tuned to an FM station can not catch an AM signal, and vice versa. Similarly, when you are tuned to the frequency of well-being you can only attract that which is well. Thus, laughter, which instantaneously tunes one in to the frequency of wellness can only attract that which will further your sense of wellness.

If you want to take full advantage of the power of laughter, here is a short and simple meditation you can use anytime you need an instant boost in your sense of wellness. This is especially potent when done with a group of people.

1) Lie on your back in a comfortable location in your home, with your legs folded so that your feet are firmly planted on the ground.
2) Begin to laugh hysterically. Initially this may feel a bit forced, but after a couple of “fake” laughs you will soon find humor in the notion of fake laughter, and thus begin to naturally laugh hysterically.
3) Continue laughing non-stop for five to ten minutes.

Experiment with this practice. Whenever you find yourself in a negative emotional state, you can take a quick “time out” from your day, and just allow yourself to laugh your way to a triumphant sense of wellness. If you keep in mind that our emotions are indicators of the type of energy that is in motion towards us, you will realize the importance of always feeling good. And, when it come to an antidote for those lulls of negativity we all inevitably find ourselves in, truly, laughter is the best medicine. 

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  1. Laughter is truly the best medicine! King of Queens usually has me cracking up. :)

    Comment by Shama Hyder — April 16, 2007 @ 2:03 am

  2. Laughter is also a cathartic release of all of the pain we sponge up as we go about our lives. The reason we cling to friends that make us laugh is because we silently recognize a common difficult experience that requires no explanation.

    Unspoken understanding is the wellspring of humor.

    -Phil

    Comment by Phil — April 25, 2007 @ 1:27 am

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  7. Just rememeber that if laughing brings up other emotions–tears, anger–to let them out. Forcing something too much is never best. If you are in need of great catharsis this is a great way to start, but there might be other energies in you that need release that cannot be only laughed out. Sometimes after laughing awhile i choke up and have to cough these mysteries coughs–and afterwards i feel better, like Ive released junk through my lungs.
    One of the best ways Ive found to help keep the laughter going is to clap. Even think about yourself on a stage being applauded and congratulated by an audience made up of eveyone youve ever liked and who has liked you. And YOURE in the audience, too. It works for me.

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  9. laughter is a great medicine. so keep laughing. ha ha ha……

    Joke:-

    Before marriage….
    He: Yes. At last. It was so hard to wait.
    She: Do you want me to leave?
    He: No! Don’t even think about it.
    She: Do you love me?
    He: Of course! Over and over!
    She: Have you ever cheated on me?
    He: No! Why are you even asking?
    She: Will you kiss me?
    He: Every chance I get.
    She: Will you hit me?
    He: Are you crazy! I’m not that kind of person!
    She: Can I trust you?
    He: Yes.
    She: Darling!

    After marriage….

    Simply read from bottom to top.

    Comment by Supernatural — May 14, 2010 @ 12:27 pm

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