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    Default Humor and spirituality: Let go and let God

    Oops, my karma ran over your dogma.

    How do you make God laugh? Tell him your plans.

    Q: How much "ego" do you need?
    A: Just enough so that you don't step in front of a bus.

    Dear Lord, protect me from your followers!


    Life is long but time is short. We take ourselves way too seriously far too often. Sometimes, the injection of a little humor into a situation can result in a lessening of tension not only for others but for ourselves as well.

    The quieting reflex is an exercise that consists simply of alleviating your stress by relaxing, breathing deeply, smiling and saying a little mantra that can shift your mood from one of anger and annoyance to one of calmness and peace in as little as 6 seconds. That can be the time it takes you to stop yourself from saying something you might regret or stopping a stressful situation from becoming worse than it has to be.

    The phrase, "Let go and let God" is not necessarily connected to one religion or one spiritual practice, it can be applied to any concept of a greater good outside of or inside of one's Self, something larger that one can invoke in order to allow one's self to release the energy of tension that is built up during the processes of fear expression and its symptoms, anger, depression, regret and worry. These processes often become ingrained into our daily behavior to such an extent that we are not even aware that we seem stressed or tense, while, to others, it is as plain as the grim expression on our faces or the lack of emoticons in the words we write.

    Let go of the stress in the moment, caused by that situation, people or person that upset you. Breath deep and smile. Consciously attempt to manifest the exact opposite emotional state to that which you are currently experiencing. In life's situations or as you are reading this, allow your face to relax, your body. Smile. Don't be critical. Laugh, if you can.

    Make the choice NOT to be ruled by your emotions. Recognize that it is possible, that it truly is a choice.

    In life, as you go about your days and nights, choose to internalize the habit of quieting yourself in moments of stress before responding. Choose not to take offense. Choose to apologize or end the fight. Choose to find some kind of compromise or choose to walk away altogether. Wait till later or don't respond at all, the world won't end if we take the higher road.

    All of this said in recognition of the reality that measured and controlled aggression can indeed sometimes be the correct response to a situation. Just not all the time.

    Time is long but life is too short to fight ALL THE TIME. You'll find your lifespan much shorter than it should be and the quality of it much lower than it should be unless you make the conscious decision NOT to take yourself so seriously.
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    Default Re: Humor and spirituality: Let go and let God

    I love the one, "Dear Lord, protect me from your followers!"

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    Default Re: Humor and spirituality: Let go and let God

    To the rescue again, Rahkyt. The perfect post at the perfect time. Thank you.
    Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
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    LOL Amen! Protect us, indeed.

    Laughter can be the best medicine.

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    This is what I "sound" like when I am angry.
    This is what I "sound" like when I am happy.
    This is what I "sound" like when I am sad.
    This is what I "sound" like when I am scared.
    This is what I "sound" like when I am excited.

    Anyone got a link to somewhere I can learn to type with proper emotional context? My girlfriend will love you for it, and I can start text messaging again.

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    Default Re: Humor and spirituality: Let go and let God

    Quote Posted by Rahkyt (here)
    Make the choice NOT to be ruled by your emotions. Recognize that it is possible, that it truly is a choice.
    Truth..and I always get mad when you remind me of this cause I know that you are right on xo thank you

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    Default Re: Humor and spirituality: Let go and let God

    Thank you for the post- as Belle said- the perfect post at the perfect time.

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    Heheh the sound of no hands clapping can be deafening when all ears are listening!

    LOL GA you're definitely right about that, it is so easy to misconstrue texting, in emails or in internet forums because of the limitations of the medium!

    We're all in the same boat. Smile, y'all.

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    It is my pleasure.


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    Lord please protect me from me!

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    Me too!! LOL


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    Rahkyt, this is the most inspiring thread i've seen today. thank you soo much. it makes me smile and with that, a little bit of light shines forth!
    regards, corson

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    Quote Posted by Rahkyt (here)
    Oops, my karma ran over your dogma.

    How do you make God laugh? Tell him your plans.

    Q: How much "ego" do you need?
    A: Just enough so that you don't step in front of a bus.

    Dear Lord, protect me from your followers!


    Life is long but time is short. We take ourselves way too seriously far too often. Sometimes, the injection of a little humor into a situation can result in a lessening of tension not only for others but for ourselves as well.

    The quieting reflex is an exercise that consists simply of alleviating your stress by relaxing, breathing deeply, smiling and saying a little mantra that can shift your mood from one of anger and annoyance to one of calmness and peace in as little as 6 seconds. That can be the time it takes you to stop yourself from saying something you might regret or stopping a stressful situation from becoming worse than it has to be.

    The phrase, "Let go and let God" is not necessarily connected to one religion or one spiritual practice, it can be applied to any concept of a greater good outside of or inside of one's Self, something larger that one can invoke in order to allow one's self to release the energy of tension that is built up during the processes of fear expression and its symptoms, anger, depression, regret and worry. These processes often become ingrained into our daily behavior to such an extent that we are not even aware that we seem stressed or tense, while, to others, it is as plain as the grim expression on our faces or the lack of emoticons in the words we write.

    Let go of the stress in the moment, caused by that situation, people or person that upset you. Breath deep and smile. Consciously attempt to manifest the exact opposite emotional state to that which you are currently experiencing. In life's situations or as you are reading this, allow your face to relax, your body. Smile. Don't be critical. Laugh, if you can.

    Make the choice NOT to be ruled by your emotions. Recognize that it is possible, that it truly is a choice.

    In life, as you go about your days and nights, choose to internalize the habit of quieting yourself in moments of stress before responding. Choose not to take offense. Choose to apologize or end the fight. Choose to find some kind of compromise or choose to walk away altogether. Wait till later or don't respond at all, the world won't end if we take the higher road.

    All of this said in recognition of the reality that measured and controlled aggression can indeed sometimes be the correct response to a situation. Just not all the time.

    Time is long but life is too short to fight ALL THE TIME. You'll find your lifespan much shorter than it should be and the quality of it much lower than it should be unless you make the conscious decision NOT to take yourself so seriously.
    Mark-
    You are a very smart and thoughtful man. I, for one, am very happy you are here on this forum. I really liked your post since I have a problem with "letting go".

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    Quote Posted by Rahkyt (here)

    How do you make God laugh? Tell him your plans.

    Isn't that HER ?!?



    Thank you Mark
    A timely reminder
    Happy today, tomorrow, every day and all year!!!
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    Me too!! LOL


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    It is my pleasure.

    Wanna hear something very funny? I once had a close christian friend who asked me sincerely if I talked to God when making love, and I said with my most sheepish scorpio grin, "Why of course, it's something like, "OH GOD...... OOOOOOOH GODDDDDDDD!" I think she nearly fainted. True story

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    Quote Posted by Unified Serenity (here)
    Wanna hear something very funny? I once had a close christian friend who asked me sincerely if I talked to God when making love, and I said with my most sheepish scorpio grin, "Why of course, it's something like, "OH GOD...... OOOOOOOH GODDDDDDDD!" I think she nearly fainted.

    True story
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