A Moment of Magic!

Written by Seamus Dolly

Laughter may or may not be a shock, relieved, but its’ therapeutic effects are recognised in most cultures. It allows a positive distractive moment or moments. When things are tough, rough, overbearing or endless, a quick laugh can help to transcend an obsessive reality.

Where couldrepparttar harm lie?

Whererepparttar 118147 outcome is refreshment, where isrepparttar 118148 loss? A few moments of production lost to relaxation, perhaps, couldn’t be considered a waste.

When a busy life is led, how could such a short reprieve be such a long loss?

It is an area of philosophy for those who like to compartmentalise, and an area of spiritualism, such is its’ power, to some who don’t need to put it anywhere.

Children are encouraged to participate in laughter, by adults, who often forgetrepparttar 118149 reason for it. Why is it encouraged, if unnecessary? Perhaps it is a social tool and a tool to project hope. Hope, which is spiritualism, must go some way in forgettingrepparttar 118150 immediate, and sometimesrepparttar 118151 immediate, needs to be forgotten.

It is probably true that most people obsess, almost torepparttar 118152 point of mental paralysis, with no major benefits. Obsession and focus can get many things accomplished, and also leave many things forgotten or overlooked. Multi-directional focus andrepparttar 118153 impartiality needed to do it, cannot be done by everyone, and is therefore too much effort for too little return.

A moment to refresh and relax is generally put into boxes such as meditation, andrepparttar 118154 disciplines that bring it. A grown man with a “macho” background wouldn’t (his reasons are many) or couldn’t be seen to participate in Yoga, for example only, but can easily interact withrepparttar 118155 cross-platform of generally accepted, “laughter”.


Written by Theolonius McTavish

Copyright 2004 by Theolonius McTavish. All rights reserved.

LESSON FROM HUNDRED ACRE WOOD -- Or, wabbit hunting is for wimps --

Some say thatrepparttar world is being overrun by far too many rabbits -- Oswaldrepparttar 118146 Rabbit, Rogerrepparttar 118147 Rabbit, Bugs Bunny not to mention all manner of wretched little Easter Bunnies. If that’s so, then “wabbit hunting” is sure to become a growth opportunity for outfitters, guides, and taxidermists or for those catering torepparttar 118148 Saturday morning cartoon-rerun crowd.

Onrepparttar 118149 other hand, some suggest that it requires neither courage nor skill to outwit a bouncy, four-legged, floppy-eared thing with a twitchy pink nose. They holdrepparttar 118150 popular view thatrepparttar 118151 only reason these critters exist is to keep wimpy warriors safe if not sound and giverepparttar 118152 wicked wenches something to cook besides tasteless toads.

Those withrepparttar 118153 “right stuff” know thatrepparttar 118154 "real action" in life comes from slaying dragons, mashing monsters or trouncing trolls. For a change of pace, there’s alwaysrepparttar 118155 chance of savingrepparttar 118156 odd damsel-in-distress or two, just to keep a fellow feeling needed on his day off.

As fate would have it however, "real men" have done such a bang up job of eradicatingrepparttar 118157 big brutes overrepparttar 118158 past few centuries, there's precious little to tick off on their “to do” lists. No more tales to impress long-lost lovers. No more battering rams to strike fear intorepparttar 118159 hearts of those wanting to grab a guy's favorite parking spot.

Diversions such as a daring game of snakes and ladders, extreme-tiddlywinks and no-holds-barred croquet simply won't cut it any longer. And, with no dragons, monsters or trolls around to hunt, clearly something had to be done beforerepparttar 118160 fickle finger of fate intervened.

The possibility thatrepparttar 118161 woosies, or heaven forbidrepparttar 118162 thought thatrepparttar 118163 wenches might take over and -- put an end to hunting, closerepparttar 118164 pleasure palaces, not to mention declare peace inrepparttar 118165 Garden of Eden -- obviously did not sit too well withrepparttar 118166 macho-merengue types. This scenario was not an option! So, there wasn't a moment to lose if a hunky dory outcome was to be engineered!

That’s why “The Academy of Arcane Stuff & Tricky Things” stepped in to offer a silver-tongued solution to this perplexing problem. Needless to say, after much consolation, consultation, and a few stiff drinks...the ivory-tower icons got together with several baron-of-beef business buddies and a couple of pleased-as-punch politicians who all agreed on one thing --repparttar 118167 need for a plan.

This was a tall order however sincerepparttar 118168 gurus had only ever prepared "pomp and circumstance" pieces of piffle. Would they be able to produce anything butrepparttar 118169 usual five-inch-thick, two-volume, color-coordinated, bound-set of embossed tomes typically found languishing on bookshelves propping uprepparttar 118170 dust bunnies? This time, a miracle was in order. Nothing less than a "Master-Plan" with a "pithy purpose, pliable priorities, and oodles of prizes" would do thank you.

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