In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Make Me Smile.”
Make Me Smile
If you’re feeling blah, what is the one thing you do that you can count on to put a smile on your face?
In the last decade of my life fluctuations in my moods have become lesser and lesser. With acceptance and meditation I have found an even greater stability in the last three years. Since I am retired and without any goal or ambition, I find myself peaceful in most of the situations. Still, I get fluctuations in moods sometimes. What can I always count on to make me feel better?
Rhythmic breathing is one such thing. Since our feelings are so deeply associated with our breathing patterns(or put it other way around–doesn’t matter actually!) and by changing breathing patterns we can alter the way we feel–rhythmic breathing, done wholeheartedly, almost always makes me feel better. Apart from it, helping others wholeheartedly is bound to make me feel better. It need not be something big–just listening attentively is enough. Everyone has a story to tell. If you listen others attentively you improve quality of life and relations. You can also help someone who is not feeling well–by guiding them to happiness or someone who needs education or someone who doesn’t have as much skill. All of these are bound to make you feel better.
It is important to have faith in things which make you feel better. It’s not that without faith they don’t work–they do, but with faith they work quicker and better. When some of us try breathing or helping others or listening attentively, we give-up very soon if we don’t have strong faith and then we start cursing the whole world and consider it all hogwash and mumbo-jumbo thinking that none of these clichés actually work! If you persevere with faith only for a while, these time-tested methods heal you and everyone around you like magic!