The Healing Power of Laughter

I’ve always been one to believe in looking after myself, taking responsibility for self-healing and using visualisation to create what I wanted from life. Being positive and uplifting others whenever I can to view life from a happy and beautiful perspective. I’d just like to share a little about a great man Norman Cousins, a legendary author on the power of belief. Enjoy :)))

Norman Cousins, born 24th June, 1915, often described as the man who laughed himself to health. Diagnosed in the 1960’s with a degenerative disease “ankylosing spondylitis”, with only a few months to live, checked himself out of hospital and into a hotel where he began to take high doses of Vit C and watch comedies. He slowly improved over the following months, eventually returning to full time work as editor of the Saturday Review. He detailed his journey in “Anatomy of an Illness”.
Norman Cousins developed a recovery program incorporating megadoses of Vitamin C, along with a positive attitude, love, faith, hope, and laughter induced by Marx Brothers films. “I made the joyous discovery that ten minutes of genuine belly laughter had an anesthetic effect and would give me at least two hours of pain-free sleep,” he reported. "When the pain-killing effect of the laughter wore off, we would switch on the motion picture projector again and not infrequently, it would lead to another pain-free interval.
15 years later, in December 1980, fifteen years after his recovery, he suffered a severe heart attack while teaching aged 65. Once again, he experiemented, refused morphine, rested using his own methods and returned to good health. Cousins once again published his findings in “The Healing Heart” for millions to learn from and enjoy. Cousins spent his lifetime challenging the odds.
He died in November, 1990 after leading an extraordinary life. He also received during his lifetime hundreds of awards including the Peace Medal from the United Nations. Cousins also received nearly 50 honorary doctorate degrees and served as a diplomat during 3 presidential administrations.

So for me, the easiest way not to focus on something unpleasant going on in my life, is to distract myself. Play my fave music, go for a walk, create a work of art or spend time shooting photos. Playing with the grandkids, cooking a delicious meal, reading a book or gardening. So when I stop thinking about what is troubling me, it just seems to go away, and everything works out fine. Remember the old sayings, “Water always finds it own level” or “Things have a way of working themselves out”, “Things will be just fine”. My fave is “The Universe has my back”!!!
Whats your favourite positive saying??????

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