Rabbi Pliskin recalls a school principal who had “an interesting school policy. His teachers had to promote laughter before giving tests. In his experience, the students invariably got higher grades when they were in a humorous state. Endorphins produced by laughter enable a student’s brain to work at optimal level” (Life Is Now, Chapter 26).
Your brain is busily working for you, manufacturing biochemicals called endorphins. Research has shown that those incredible little hormones infuse your blood stream and circulate through your entire body even when you act AS IF you were joyful, not only when you actually are happy. Think about it, says Rabbi Pliskin: your experience is totally imaginary, yet your endorphin factory, your miraculous brain, still produces a healthy doze of joy, entirely free!
Your homework for this month was to practice achieving ZERISUS (joyful state) by exercising Laughter Yoga. But how does laughter lead to success? How do you get from here
Get those endorphins going: recall at least one instance when you were successful in doing something. Picture yourself in that situation and feel some of the original pleasure. Share your story with us. Give each other high five! Watch the video of our April get-together to see this exercise in action.
Your homework for next month is to practice achieving success by visualizing yourselves having achieved it already. See you next month!
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