Saturday, February 18, 2012

Laughter gives us distance

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on. 
- Bob Newhart

And I think this is true whether it is directly connected to events in our own life or not. (Since they are all equally illusory anyway.) Large dozes of comedy, whatever works for one, is recommended, both for relaxation and for deeper healing.


Laurie said...

I would say also, laughter gives us closeness, where we would otherwise run away. Example: a great sex life with one's partner (in my case anyway) has lots to do with tons of laughter. Making it downright fun to be together.


Laurie said...

from way back I had the illusion that a) I was in bondage to this world and to a self, and b) I had to get free, and the way to do this was to withdraw.

Several things have helped me to break through this cellophane of ideas; sex and laughter on the one hand; and the beauty and humor of children on the other. So, yes, laughter gave me much needed distance from the sad illusion of impotence and separation.

And children every day keep me real.

"Unless you turn and become as a little child you shall in no way enter the kingdom. "


Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Doubtlessly. Thanks.