Have you ever just laughed for no reason at all? Laughing naturally makes you feel happy, because it tells your brain that life is great. You can laugh whenever your mood needs a boost.
There is an acupressure point behind the ears that makes it easier to laugh, even when you’re down. You’ll feel a little dent on either side at the bottom of the skull. Press this point toward the front of your head. It may be a little sore at first, but if you press it and focus on what you feel and then laugh, the laughter comes more easily.
You may feel awkward in the beginning, but please, keep going. Eventually, you will feel relaxed and happy. Once you do, let yourself be free! Start to move as your body wishes, letting it flow with its internal energy. Now you’re doing a deep form of meditation. Keep doing it until you feel joy pouring out of you.
I hope with this acupressure point you can give the gift of laughter to yourself and your loved ones this holiday season. May it make your life and our world a little brighter.
And don’t forget, if you would like to say a prayer for a brighter and more peaceful world on the first day of 2011, you can read one I wrote. To see the prayer, and pledge to read it, click here for our Prayer of Peace event.