From the Perspective of Laughter

Dr. David Simon said, “Laughter is a symptom of spirituality.  Laughter is the flow of love coursing through your body.  Laughter is the nectar of present moment awareness.”  Do you view life from the perspective of your soul or your ego?  When you are sitting in the lap of God surrounded by his love it is so much easier to see the humor and irony in daily events and unexpected challenges.  You view life with a sense of openness and spontaneity and feel uninhibited.  In contrast, your ego views life through the lens of suspicion and fear.


It sees events and challenges as threatening and restrictive.  Every occurrence is compared to a previous hurt or offense and barriers are erected.  Are you living in the now or reacting from your past?  God is love and you are here to learn unconditional love.  You begin by becoming your most tender, loving and compassionate friend.  Each day say to yourself, “I love, value and accept all parts of me.  I know I am doing the best that I can.”  There are two parts of you that you need to unconditionally love:  the part you show the public and the part you keep in the shadows.  You can’t love, value and accept others until you love, value and accept all of yourself!  As this healing progresses you grow in awareness and consciousness.  You will begin to feel more liberated and feel the unrestricted flow of energy through your body.  You will feel more connected to nature and those around you.  Your inhibitions will begin to fall away as you realize we are all in the same boat and you are independent of the opinion of others.  Soon you will be able to laugh, sing and dance when life gives you the opportunity.  A cab driver and a preacher arrived at the pearly gates at the same time.  St. Peter greeted them and gave the cabbie a silk robe to put on and gave the preacher a cloth robe to put on.  The minister paused, then asked St. Peter why his robe was only made of cloth.  St. Peter responded, “It’s rather simple, really.  Everything here is based on merit.  When you preached people slept; when he drove people prayed.”

Life Coach – Dr. Dean R. McCormick

1 thought on “From the Perspective of Laughter”

  1. Rev. Carol Wood says:

    We have all heard the statement that “laughter is the best medicine.” I believe that laughter is more powerful than any drug we can take along the path of life, however, I never thought of it as a symptom of spirituality. I have been thinking about that statement in your blog and I began to make a list of friends that I love being with who always make me laugh. As I looked over the list and prayed for the friends I discovered that these are my friends who are the most spiritual, and that does not mean that they all go to church. These are friends that know God in their soul and can laugh and cry at the same time. Even when life has handed them difficult times they find things to laugh about everyday. I have a special friend I will call Carly and she has the power to make me laugh over and over when we are out together. A trip to the gym early in the morning is filled with laughter as we talk about our lives together. She values who she is and accepts the challenges she has been handed in life, yet she knows everyday she does her best and finds joy in living. She knows that God loves her unconditionally and is with her along the journey. I value her friendship as she finds delight and joy in watching a small bird fly around the flowers or see a beautiful dog walking with it’s master. Her great joy fills my soul with laughter everyday. Wouldn’t we all be blessed if God gave us each such angels who were part of our daily lives. Laughter truly is a symptom of spirituality…thanks for reminding me!

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