Inspiration: Laughter Miraculously Cures This Man’s Illness [Rise To Wisdom]

6 years ago by: franel
-- (m) at 3-07-2014 06:07AM

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«§» 3 July 2014


It's the beginning of the second half of the year. There's a lot to be thankful for, and a lot more to look forward to.

Here's wishing you a fantastic and productive month ahead. Stay thirsty...stay grinding...make the hustle real! May God bless the works of your hands....Amen

Laughter Miraculously Cures This Man’s Illness

Many years ago, Norman Cousins was diagnosed as “terminally ill”. He was given six months to live. His chance for recovery was 1 in 500.

He could see the worry, depression and anger in his life contributed to, and perhaps helped cause, his disease. He wondered, “If illness can be caused by negativity, can wellness be created by positivity?”

He decided to make an experiment of himself. Laughter was one of the most positive activities he knew. He rented all the funny movies he could find – Keaton, Chaplin, Fields, the Marx Brothers. (This was before VCRs, so he had to rent the actual films.) He read funny stories. He asked his friends to call him whenever they said, heard or did something funny.

His pain was so great he could not sleep. Laughing for 10 solid minutes, he found, relieved the pain for several hours so he could sleep.

He fully recovered from his illness and lived another 20 happy, healthy and productive years. (His journey is detailed in his book, Anatomy of an Illness.) He credits visualization, the love of his family and friends, and laughter for his recovery.

Some people think laughter is a waste of time. It is a luxury, they say, a frivolity, something to indulge in only every so often.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Laughter is essential to our equilibrium, to our well-being, to our aliveness. If we’re not well, laughter helps us get well; if we are well, laughter helps us stay that way.

Since Cousins’ ground-breaking subjective work, scientific studies have shown that laughter has a curative effect on the body, the mind and the emotions.

So, if you like laughter, consider it sound medical advice to indulge in it as often as you can. If you don’t like laughter, then take your medicine – laugh anyway.

Use whatever makes you laugh – movies, sitcoms, Yaw's n Myn, Monty Python, records, books, Naija cartoons, jokes (you can click HERE for jokes), friends.

Give yourself permission to laugh – long and loud and out loud – whenever anything strikes you as funny. The people around you may think you’re strange, but sooner or later they’ll join in even if they don’t know what you’re laughing about.

Some diseases may be contagious, but none is as contagious as the cure. . . laughter.

EXCELLENCE of whatsoever kind (in Health, in Promotion, in Business, in Education and so on) has always ben achieved by those who dared believe that something INSIDE them is SUPERIOR to circumstances!
BELIEVE in yourself and laugh out loud!

Let's talk... .........

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-- franel (m) at 3-07-2014 06:22AM
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    Did You Know Laughter Is Good For Your Health?
    • Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
    • Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
    • Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
    • Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
    • Laughter dissolves distressing emotions. You can’t feel anxious, angry, or sad when you’re laughing.
    • Laughter helps you relax and recharge. It reduces stress and increases energy, enabling you to stay focused and accomplish more.
    • Humor shifts perspective, allowing you to see situations in a more realistic, less threatening light. A humorous perspective creates psychological distance, which can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed. 

    -- angesco (f) at 3-07-2014 08:15AM
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    Laugther has ALWAYS been the BEST medicine!
    -- Majfvy (f) at 3-07-2014 09:05AM
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    Man is distinguished from all other creatures by d faculty of laughter, so always laugh it is cheap medicine
    -- schmit (f) at 3-07-2014 09:48AM
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    We know say laugh fit do a lot of things
    -- satsaver (m) at 3-07-2014 11:22AM
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    -- omapretty (f) at 3-07-2014 11:46AM
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    -- paulohking (m) at 3-07-2014 02:49PM
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    skip it
    -- orekiata (f) at 3-07-2014 04:15PM
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    A smiling lady is more beautiful than a frowning one
    -- winace (f) at 3-07-2014 05:15PM
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    -- PoliticxGuru (m) at 15-08-2015 03:36PM
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    -- elchymo (m) at 26-08-2015 01:46PM
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    Laugh is good honestly