Real or Fake we all laugh. Importance of laughing is being communicated to us through several channels like media, television and famous spiritual leaders. In this busy world people are joining laughing clubs to maximize their life spans.The true prayer is laughing in the morning. Don’t just be laughing outside but from deep inside. The laughter comes from the center of our Being, from the core of our heart. Our belly is so full of laughter that the laughter permeates and comes out of every cell of our body. True laughter is true prayer.
Nature provides everything including laughter. When you laugh, nature also laughs with you. It echoes and resounds and that is really the true meaning of a worthy life. When things go well, everybody around laughs and takes part in it, but if everything falls apart and if you can still laugh, that is evolution and growth.
So there is nothing in life that is more worthy than your laughter. Never lose or trade it , whatsoever. Events come and go. Some are a little pleasant, some are unpleasant, but whatever happens, they all leave you untouched. There is some area deep in you that is left untouched. Hold on to that something that is untouched. Then you will be able to keep laughing. There are differences even in laughter. Sometimes you laugh just to avoid thinking or to avoid looking at yourself. But when you see and feel within yourself that life is present in every moment, so intense every moment and it is invincible every moment, then nothing can bother you. Nothing can touch you. Then laughter is very authentic. It is real laughter. You might have observed babies, six months old or one year old. When they laugh, their whole body is jumping and bouncing. Every cell in the body is laughing. That is enlightenment. That laughter is innocent, pure, without inhibitions, without any strain.
Someone asked me the other day, “What is your opinion on Uruguay?” I said i had none. They said, “No, you are supposed to have an opinion about everything.” I said I had no opinion. Opinion means you have an experience, you catch hold of that experience and, in the future, you see everything through that one experience. So you don’t allow room for a new experience to come and reflect in its purity. My mind is like a mirror. I see whatever is, and that is what I reflect, and that reflects again and again. The moment the scene goes away from that mirror, the mirror is as it was before. It remains without any impression.
Opinions and thoughts are the impressions or ideas that we make on our minds. If we have one experience which has repeated four or five times, good or bad, then for the rest of our lives we tend to see the whole world life through that same vision. What we have not learnt is how to keep our innocence, so that our minds are not imprinted with definite opinions. We need to be able to see and comprehend things as they are, objectively or totally subjectively.
That essence in life, when it blooms from within, allows true laughter in life. We have all been in that stage of perfect happiness. Godliness is goldiness is what some people say, but in reality it is a feeling of belongingness. We all belong to one another and a spiritual person can feel it too. See, now what is happening in our minds? “What next? What next?” Back-talk is happening in our mind. The mind says, “Yes, yes, no, no.” Opinions and thoughts come and go. Are we aware of them? Now observe what is happening in your own mind, this very moment. It dosen’t matter whatever I say. You can agree of this process, the phenomenon that is happpening within you? Yes? That is very good. That is godliness and it is within each one of us.
Laughter opens us up, opens the heart. And anytime we don’t feel up to that innocence, what do we do? That is a question that comes right? “I feel tense and weak, I don’t feel that pure innocence or freedom. What do I do?” You can attend to the inner consciousness of your own existence. First the body – see if you have good rest, proper food and some exercise. Then attend to the breath. Breath has its own rhythm. Every mood of the mind has a definite rhythm in the breath. By attending to the rhythm in the breath, the mind and body can be elevated.