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The Healing Power of Laughter.

June 22, 2017

Last week I talked about the incredible power of small things. About how much our words and our actions matter. How WE matter!



But of course, we live in paradox. So this week I am going to talk about how nothing matters!



Well, that’s not totally true. But I do want to focus on how much more whole we can be, how much richer life is, when we can let go of taking ourselves too seriously. I especially want to talk about the healing power of laughter.



It’s amazing how a really good laugh can loosen things up and change our perspective. It can wash over us like an infusion of grace. It can bring us into a space of deeper compassion for ourselves and others. It can help us celebrate our blessed humanness.



Peggy (just another Bozo on the bus…)



An invitation:  “Laughter is a holy thing. It is as sacred as music and silence and solemnity, maybe more sacred. Laughter is like a prayer, like a bridge over which creatures tiptoe to meet each other. Laughter is like mercy; it heals. When you can laugh at yourself, you are free.” — Ted Loder




Peggy Christiansen is the Spiritual Leader at Unity of Fort Collins. She has over 25 years of ministry experience working with diverse populations, a M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a special interest in helping people find and/or develop their unique spiritual paths.