Last Update: May 20, 2016
Why do I smile so much? Smiles and laughter bring Light into your life; they lift your burdens and reduce stress and anxiety. Smiling people radiate a different kind of energy than do those who are gloomy. And they actually feel happier, even if what they'are doing requires a conscious effort. There are even health benefits to smiling. Studies of kinesiology(a study of human moving, a system that tests the muscles reactions to different stimuli) show that when a person thinks a negative thought, the muscle being tested actually becomes weaker, whereas when the thought is positive, the muscle remains strong.
If you're negative, your immune system is depressed. A huge , dark hole forms in you that attracts disease, both physical and mental. Just as environmentally unfriendly product damage the ozone layer, so do spiritually unhealthy thoughts harm your aura, your methaphysical shield. When you're angry or envious, you create little pinholes in your aura. As those holes multiply or enlarge, your resistence runs down, and you fall prey to the darkness.
Depression, the most widespread phsychological disorder in our society, is one example of the effects of this darkness . It is a direct result of disconnection from the Light. There is a direct correlation between your health and the amount of Light in your life. Smiling might seem like a frill, especially in today's challenging world, but is big small thing.
Your smile sends out a message : "My heart is open to be a friend, to listen to you, to have empathy for you. Inside of me I have made room for you ."
This triggers a domino effect in the world. When you smile, you stimulate others to extend beyond themselves and to enter a world in which they share with others and others share with them. Conversely, when you are anxious or fearful you elicit these states in those around you, encouraging others to be limited and self concerned.
The Chinese teachings are saying" When we are born, we cried while all around us laughed. Let us live our lives so that when we leave this world, we can laugh while all around us cry".
Advise: Try to cultivate a similing, cheerful attitude. Life is a wonderful dance , and you can enjoy it even more, if you tread lightly.
Lots of smiles,