Apocalypse day seven
“To meditate well, we have to smile, a lot… I always say that a smile can be a practice, a kind of yoga practice. Yoga of the mouth: you just smile even if you don’t feel joy and you’ll see after you smile that you’ll feel differently. Sometimes the mind takes the initiative and sometimes you have to allow the body to take the initiative.Sometimes the spirit leads, and sometimes the body can lead.” –
Thich Nhat Hanh
I’ve heard it’s all in the breath. You can meditate anywhere by concentrating on your breath. Prayer has always been easy for me. Prayer is talking to God, and I can talk all day and I usually do. Meditation is different and I’m not completely sure what it is yet. I’ve heard it changes your life, especially your prayer life. So that is what I have committed to do during this time. And because we live in such an angry world I have committed to smiling meditation. I want to see if one person’s influence can have any effect. Well I guess I’ll see or maybe it’s impossible to see your own impact fully. Especially a smile. I know a smile can change my mood, but I can’t help believing a smile can travel the world as fast as a grain of sand in the wind. If a smile can change the world, and I think it can, isn’t it worth a try?