The Best Medicine – Laughter

There is one thing we all love to do – laugh.

Laughter is an expression form of our emotions and is part of our human behaviour and regulated by the brain. There are positive and negative purposes of laughter, and I am going to stop at the positive ones, meaning that we love laughing, for it makes us feel well, with no problems, and forgetting our heartaches, for laughter brings joy and makes us living in the Now. 

It is known that the lowest emotions are fear and depression, while the highest is joy and love. However, even if laughter is FREE and is the thing people love the most, there are many sick people and many diseases … Have we forgotten to laugh?

Why is Laughter Important?

  • “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
    – Charles Dickens

We all know that at the time someone starts laughing around us, we also start laughing and begin to feel better because our state can change from a low to a higher one, where every person feels good.

Thoughts and feelings change our DNA, and it changes the matter from which the world is structured. In fact, it represents the link between our body and the surrounding world. That’s why everything that happens outside is due to our thoughts and feelings.

It happens because we all are emotion, meaning Energy in motion, the energy that moves you. That energy holds information, and in that way, each of us is an energetic model, meaning that each of us influences others, and others influence us.

We feel attracted to people who are laughing a lot and joking, for their level of vibration is high and it is the one we all like and feel attracted to.

  • “Laughter is more than just a pleasurable activity… When people laugh together, they tend to talk and touch more and to make eye contact more frequently.” 
    ― Gretchen Rubin

Laughter carries a social connection, for it is a way that makes two people getting closer to one another. Each of us has lived and/or lives moments of laughing when being in love or spending time in the family. In those moments we tend to talk and touch more. Moreover, in studies about laughter as a factor in matching, meeting, and mating, women are more likely to seek men who make them laugh, while men are more likely to offer it.  

Laughter also makes people happy to work and cuts through the tension, for it unites people.

  •  Laughter is also important for it is an emotional state and 

“Emotional states have long been known to affect the secretion of certain hormones – for example, those of the thyroid and adrenal glands.”

Norman Cousins

Norman Cousin has been author, professor, political journalist, global peacemaker, and he had been told that he had one chance in five hundred for full recovery from “ankylosing spondylitis”.

Reading many materials and being supported by his doctor, he believed in “the wisdom of the body”. He was happy about his discovery of a physiologic basis for the ancient theory that laughter is good medicine and, the only negative side-effect he found when being in the hospital, was that he was disturbing other patients. With his doctor’s consent, he began taking high doses of vitamin C and watching humorous films, and at the end of the eighth day, he was able to move his thumbs without pain. He claimed that 10 minutes of belly rippling laughter would give him two hours of pain-free sleep. Challenging science on its sceptic position towards laughter, he won and went back to his job full time, again.

Healing is the process of regaining the balance of our mind and body, and laughter cures many ills, for it helps emotional, mental, social and spiritual health.

  •  Adding to all the above, laughter is also important for getting success, for 

“There is little success where there is little laughter.”

― Andrew Carnegie

Successful people are positive, for they know there is always a way and things will work out in a way or another. Having social benefits, laughter enables us to create bonds across cultures, cooperation, empathy, and better communication. Consequently, successful people use laughter as a tool for communication. 

What can YOU do?

  • laugh whenever you can
  • laugh as long as you can
  • watch comedy movies, cartoons that make you laugh whenever you are sick or depressed. It is difficult, but not impossible.
  • go back in time and find a truly happy memory and laugh as you were back then
  • laugh about things you usually get angry about
  • going to bed after watching comedies instead of horror films or news
  • Laughter Yoga

Do not wait for scientific evidence of laughter, for you can live it every single day of your life. Bringing laughter into your life makes your journey easier and enjoyable.

Laughter is free and does not expire! Make wrinkles from laughing instead of negativity!



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16 thoughts on “The Best Medicine – Laughter

  1. embracingmenow

    Excellent reminder, especially in these days where hatred in on fashion.
    Like Sadhguru professes, “there is not space for hatred and war when we are happy”

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