LAUGH OUT LOUD…..SERIOUSLY!

Give yourself the permission to be silly and laugh out loud.  Laugh to where your stomach aches in pain, to where you’re doubled over or to where the laughter brings you to happy tears.  LAUGH!

Find that “thing” that can make you laugh.  Not the “thing” that makes you smile, but the stuff that makes you laugh….more then a giggle, but a LAUGH!!!

Our lives can be consumed by daily stress and laughing and being silly can help alleviate the pressure for a healthy second.  It really is the time to seriously laugh out frickin loud!

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Ascending to happiness

“The heart was made to be broken.” – Oscar Wilde

It should really be the brain was made to fuck with our emotions. If only are heart is able to forget or make better decisions. Even when considering it metaphorically, it sends me into a whirlwind of thoughts, it really is THE BRAIN!

I believe that our brain is THE worse muscle that we have due to the memories it keeps. However, there is this idea that one can train our muscles and that muscles have an ability to memorize, I believe it is called muscle memory. If our brain is a muscle and we consider the theory of muscle memory, is it possible to retrain our brain?  Since the concept of traditional physiological muscle memory is the result of consistent motion over a period of time, if the brain experiences the same, will it also endure the muscle memory theory. I read somewhere that to make firm changes or new habits, repetition is required.

According to some of the research by professional psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists, it is VERY POSSIBLE to make cognitive changes and ascend into a happier state of mind.  The studies conducted focused on how meditation can change the structure of our brain.

“Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day.” Sara Lazar

It appears that by meditating, we can retrain our brain.  The professionals are not clearly suggesting that through meditation, one will become happier, but by meditating, one can increase our well-being.  Reduce the stress and anxiety in our lives will result in an increase of a better quality of life.

It is fascinating to see the brain’s plasticity and that, by practicing meditation, we can play an active role in changing the brain and can increase our well-being and quality of life,” says Britta Hölzel

Apparently, we can begin to ascend in a matter of just 8 WEEKS!  Just 30 minutes a day for 8 weeks, isn’t this just glorious news?  An actual time frame where we can actually see and feel happier.  While this does sound a bit strange, according to some professionals, it is all very possible.

I will attempt to overcome my laziness and create a new habit!  Approximately 30 days to break the habit and 30 more days to reaffirm the new habit = 8 weeks. TIME TO ASCEND!

Empowered forgiveness

If we can remember that our response to others is important, we can realize that trust and forgiveness go hand in hand.

In life there will always be times when we are affected by the actions of another person. When this happens, we often receive an apology. More often than not we say, “It’s alright,” or “ It’s okay,” and by saying this we are allowing, accepting, and giving permission for the behavior to happen again. When we say “thank you,” or “I accept your apology,” we are forced to sit in our feelings rather than ignore them.

There are many of us who feel that it is easier to brush off how we really feel than to express our discomfort with something that has happened to us. While this may initially seem like the best thing to do, what it really does is put us into an unending pattern of behavior; since we are not honest with another person, we continue the cycle of letting them overstep our emotional limits time and time again. By doing this we place ourselves in the position of victim. We can put an end to this karmic chain by first acknowledging to the other person that we accept their request for forgiveness; often a simple “thank you” is enough. To truly create a greater sense of harmony in our relationship, however, we need to gently, and with compassion, express our innermost concerns about what has transpired. By taking a deep breath and calling upon the deepest parts of our spirit, we can usually find the right words to say and verbalize them in a way that lets the other person recognize ! the consequences of what they have done.

If we can remember that our response to others is important, we can begin to realize that trust and forgiveness go hand in hand. And when we react in a way that engenders a greater amount of honesty and candor, we will establish a more positive and empowering way of being and interacting others.

Thank you to the www.dailyom.com for this insightlful article.

It’s never too late to restart!

So I read this somewhere and would like to re-quote it.  I wish I could credit the creator, but I can’t because frankly, I just do not remember where I found it.  So my sincerest apologies in advance, but I want to just forward this motivational and loving message:

Be a risk taker!
Mean what you say!
Have strong conviction!
Live with passion!
Connect with the universe!
RESPECT YOURSELF!
Stand for something!
Laugh at yourself!
Get up and restart, it’s ok to do so.

Continue the positve love … and as Jason Mraz states, have “positive articulation.”  (…and yet, this I remember?!)