Most people are familiar with mottoes such as “Laugh and the world laughs with you” or “Laughter is the best medicine”. The mind will tell you a different story and insist that there are worries, problems and fears. However, do not take your thoughts too seriously. More and more people are awakening to this realization.
This correlates directly with our awareness of presence. We are familiar with presence. However, it seems that we have overlooked an obvious truth. We are presence. That is something to laugh about because most people are actually searching for it. Many people are searching for something to help them live in the present moment.
The present moment is usually an obstacle for most people. Furthermore, the mind has difficulty in interacting with this moment, other than through a cloud of obstacles such as thoughts and emotions. Here again, there is something very obvious that we have been conditioned to overlook. Thoughts and emotions are not distracting us from consciously living. Rather, it is our lack of awareness to these supposed distraction that inhibits object consciousness from expanding. This causes us to exist in a state of uncertainty and often fear.
Laugh and Life Will Laugh with You
This simple realization can change everything and, moreover, it changes how you experience everything. This becomes clearer as you observe situations that have usually caused frustration, sadness and confusion. Suddenly, you know what has truly happened and why it unfolded as it did. This acknowledgement is the actual enlightenment that people seek but experience it seldom.
This awareness will give you the clarity to know what is going to happen before it happens. This is due to a deeper harmony with the flow of universal intelligence. This will allow you to laugh even when something first appears terribly wrong. The acknowledgement of living in enlightenment was expressed thousands of years ago in a Stanza from a Tibetan Dzoghcen:
thams cad mnyam rdzogs sgyu ma’i rang bzhin la//
bzang ngan blang dor med pas dgod re bro//
This was translated into the following excerpt from “The Natural Freedom of the Nature of Mind” which is part of Longchenpa’s “Trilogy of Natural Freedom”.
Since everything is but an illusion,
Perfect in being what it is,
Having nothing to do with good or bad,
Acceptance or rejection,
One might as well burst out laughing!
This insight may be beneficial for your conscious state of being the next time something happens that the mind says is wrong or bad. It is neither, nor, but simply is as it is. This will allow you to laugh and know that everything is fine.