Your brain is busily working for you, manufacturing biochemicals called endorphins. Research has shown that those incredible little hormones infuse your blood stream and circulate through your entire body even when you act AS IF you were joyful, not only when you actually are happy. Think about it, says Rabbi Pliskin: your experience is totally imaginary, yet your endorphin factory, your miraculous brain, still produces a healthy doze of joy, entirely free!
Yes, I am a certified Potter-head! But this image has a message to it. Rabbi Pliskin recalls a school principal who had “an interesting school policy. His teachers had to promote laughter before giving tests. In his experience, the students invariably got higher grades when they were in a humorous state. Endorphins produced by laughter enable a student’s brain to work at optimal level” (Life Is Now, Chapter 26).
Your homework for this month was to practice achieving ZERISUS (joyful state) by exercising Laughter Yoga. We will be sharing those joyful experiences on April 2nd.
Meanwhile, read or listen to a couple of jokes, watch a funny video, get excited and start your brain – YOUR SUCCESS FACTORY! – generating those happy endorphins, and perhaps, spare some time to listen to this amazing lecture.
Remote access sign-in information will follow as we get closer to April 2nd.
Until then, feel free to share your thoughts and feeling in comments, or privately by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Skype drdolly613.
Remember: happiness is a choice – choose to be happy today!