SERIOUS FUN THE UNIVERSE HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR
OCTOBER 18, 2010. The Universe has a great sense of humor! The humor is often wacky, weird, unexpected. And our human being job as the divine manages making things funny, is to laugh.
I just spent weekend laughing with our most amazing new teacher trainees! And we talked about the importance of elevating our attitude to unlock our happiness in yoga. And even how laughing relaxes your diaphragm.
Laughing for 3 days straight reminds me I find humor everywhere. In college my favorite thing to teach was ab work during group fitness classes. Working our abs makes me giggle! So we did some seriously unserious core cultivation and I got to play some awesome hip hop tunes, which makes me feel great that anything that wakes us up to who we are is yoga. Yea for Michael Franti and Blue Scholars!
In this performance of life there are plenty of scripts (almost on a daily basis) that are humorous (sometimes a bit dark comedy) but still funny nonetheless. And as we go out on stage we can shine out recognizing the choice we have in every moment to see the good, the funny, the beauty or to contract. We can either light up or lessen the energy of our own aliveness. This is something of the inside. Yoga teaches us that how we see the world is from the inside out. We look for humor and it is there. It is always there beneath the surface. And as Jeff Brown writes, "below the surface we are all sacred dynamite."
When I laugh that's exactly how I feel. Dynamite! Fantastic! Energized! Bright! Light! Strong. It is from and to that inner strength of our own unlimited potential that this practice taps into. So pratipaksha bhavana dudes. Cultivate that spiritual dynamite and show up to your life with a full blast effort! We don't get to do today over again, so we might as well find it funny (funny weird, funny wacky, or just plain funny!) Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia
PS you know what's funny? Doing yoga in you swimsuit December 8-12 with me in Haramara Resort (well swimsuit part is optional...I mean you can wear your normal yoga clothes too!) Friend me Alchemy Tours www.silviamordini.com