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Smiling with your mind

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In the movie “Eat, Pray, Love,” which is based on a book of the same title, a medicine man in Bali, Indonesia told Liz Gilbert, the author, to smile with her mouth, her body, and her mind. This is an interesting observation. Most people only smile with their mouths but their minds and bodies are frowning or even crying. They get so caught up in the workings of their minds that they carry a heavy burden. How can you smile with your mind? Start by observing your thoughts so you can  create space between them. At first this is diffficult to do because the mind comes in and starts to think of things that it needs to reacts to. It will say, “I don’t understand why you are still. You should be doing this, that or the other.” Just be still and continue observing the workings of the mind without judging it. Soon the noise will dissipate and you feel this fresh, minty sensation in your body. You have created space and are now smiling with your mind and body. You have allowed the universe to come into your being and fill you with its limitless love.

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Author: anantakasainlife

Influenced by the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Buddha, Eckhart Tolle, Swami Parthasarathy, Anthony De Mello, Joseph Murphy and my brother.

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