Where do the light and energy go sometimes? On the hard days, during the difficult times?
The light and energy are still here. They are always here, but so is the darkness. Some days we are more in tune with energy and life and possibilities than other days and we have or find or make more time to view and appreciate what is right with the world. Other days we may be drowning in day to day responsibilities and realities and be in more of a gray or dark place.
Even if you don’t feel physically as though you can do something – maybe you can do something in your thoughts or in your dreams. Can you THINK of a time when things will be better and take a moment to visualize and feel and appreciate what that will feel like?
The secret is not to feel guilty that you are down or guilty that you are joyful. The secret is to understand where you are, and in what direction you want to move, and then do something – anything – to move in that direction.
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” –Norman Vincent Peale
âHe who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how.â
– Friedrich Nietzsche
We are reminded with the above quote that once we can identify our why for the day, that hope can spring forth instantly… If we have a project weâre working on that is building momentum, or we know we may get to connect with a friend or maybe weâre halfway through a book weâre reading that is intriguing or inspiring to us… these things can unbound the energy within to get through all the things we MUST do, to get to the things we want to do with a hopeful attitude propelling us forward.
âLaughter is the shortest distance between two people.â
Laughter makes us feel good. Laughter is contagious. Letâs let it in today… even for just a moment.
Dr. Bernie Siegel notes in Love, Medicine and Miracles, âThere are sound, scientific reasons why we call robust unrestrained laughter âhearty.â It produces complete, relaxed action of the diaphragm, exercising the lungs, increasing the bloodâs oxygen level, and gently toning the entire cardiovascular system. Norman Cousins termed it âinternal jogging,â and others have likened it to a deep massage.â
What makes you laugh? Maybe a partner, friend, co-worker, child or pet? Maybe a stand up comedy show or a favorite memory? If we focus on what makes us laugh we will do so more and more until it becomes a frequent occurrence that lifts our moods and increases our energy and well-being.