Sunday, September 13, 2020

September 13--Sense of Humor

Laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance, just to keep the world from running you plumb crazy.  --Ken Kesey

    I'd say a sense of humor is very critical these days in the new world of pandemic. Besides the actual illness itself, there are a multitude of things that can hurt us--corruption, riots, fires, endless disaster news, rampant lies, shootings--a seemingly endless list of things that could run us plumb crazy if we let them.
    It is no small challenge to laugh at the things that hurt us. If we do, however, we avoid collecting the heavy baggage of anger, resentment and desire for revenge. It may take passage of time and/or lots of forgiveness work for us to be able to laugh about some hurts.
    Laughing at what hurts us is one means of not taking things personally, again, a lofty but worthwhile goal. Behaviors of others are about them, not about me. (See the September 11 post for more on this topic.) Being able to take all things lightly is a mighty fine position of personal power. 
    Still practicing,
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