That little devilish character within is trying to tell you to relax and have some fun. Things have gotten way to serious lately and the perspective is causing you to miss the little fun things or humorous things that happen in everyday life. So stop waiting around for those big moments of celebration, they are few and far between. Instead enjoy all the little things that happen throughout the day that bring a smile or giggle or even a laugh or two. Besides, smiling makes you live longer.
One thing about being on a spiritual journey is that you learn to take more responsibility for your choices and actions. That personal accountability isn’t something to take lightly. It’s one reason why some people say “ignorance is bliss”. But for those on a spiritual path, the knowledge you gain should not be a burden or add to the weight you’re carrying on your shoulders. It’s not something that should focus your attention on the serious issues or choices that fall across your path. Rather just the opposite.
Walking a spiritual path of enlightenment should teach you that even though your free will and choices create accountability, they should also teach you that you’re not alone. You are also empowered to create the path of your dreams and that all things are possible. The knowledge you gain toward enlightenment should lift the burdens that weigh you down because you discover not only what’s really important and what has true value in your life.
When you understand this, the burdens in life are lighter and much easier to carry. The seriousness of stress and anxiety weakens and you can enjoy the little exciting and fun moments that pop up during the day.
Smile because you know all things are possible and you have the power to create them. Smile, laugh a little and let that mischievous devil out once in a while.
- Grin and Bear It! Smiling Facilitates Stress Recovery – The APS journal Psychological Science
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