Hey guys, just wanted to ask how I can become a funny person in the social context.
I've just realised that every spiritual master I have either read about or watched all have the common quality that they are "naturally humourous." I hope not; I am not that naturally funny unless I try really hard, I want to become that person.
Likewise, not to put on a pedestal, our Stingray I've noticed has a real sense of dry humour about him; living legend, and living example.
Can someone please explain to me, why the enlightened can be so funny to others, and also see things as quite humourous themselves? I don't want to live in seriousness any longer or be viewed in such a heavy fashion....(Bashar also seems to be able to effotlessly crack jokes).
asked 19 Mar '13, 06:59
I blame the deadpan humor on too many years of listening to Steven Wright. I'm sure all the great spiritual gurus (of which I am not one) have done so at some point in their great spiritual guru careers :)
Humor is just about surprise really. It's that element of surprise within a joke or witty comment that catches someone "off guard" and invokes that laughing reflex.
So that I think the reason why the (genuine) gurus - physical or non-physical - are often comedic is that they tend to have an intuitive understanding of how people think and so have developed an ability for intellectual misdirection...or humor. It's like they know how ahead of time how someone is going to perceive a particular remark and so have fun in laying (humorous) traps on the road ahead.
I have had the privilege to have known personally a few people in my life that many have considered to be "spiritual gurus" and, behind the somber public masks they sometimes wear, they are often hilariously funny people :)
They tone it done in public because many of their followers are not in a place where they can perceive genuine fun in their lives and so that kind of humorous behavior just kicks off limiting beliefs and defense mechanisms.
I think the non-physicals (Abraham, Bashar etc) ultimately don't care whether you like their message or not and so keep the natural humor going under all circumstances.
Hi Nikulas, following the definition of wit and humor in the free dictionary by farlex; wit is "the natural ability to perceive and understand intelligence" and humor is a "fun state of mind" ... so it seems to me that spiritual people have amazing humour and wit because they remain in a happy go lucky state of mind and have the ability to perceive and understand intelligence ... exit dictionary :)
I think that when you see more of the truth - that its safe to let things go, that all really is well, you get to seeing clearer, you feel lighter inside, and many things do seem a lot funnier. :)
You can also see that kindness costs you nothing, and that nearly everyone can enjoy kind, gentle, warm humor - our @Stingray's brand of humor is a perfect example. If you notice, his humor always has elements of truth, but never has any painful 'sting' in it :D.
And, sharing your good humor will toss you instantly into the Vortex, to boot! Its a win-win. (Says the great medium, floating in Diet Coke and BBQ Corn Nuts...)
Love, Grace :)
Well you can cry or laugh about something and you make the choices. So you are better to laugh it off. Example: Your wife is complaining about the floor or the carpet that it is dirty and that she cleans it 3 time per day,and that she as no other time to do anny thing.
You could laugh about it and tell her that cleaning the floor 3 time per day was in the stone ages.In today world 5 time out of 7 you are not there you are working. so who will dirty the floor?Is it him:
answered 19 Mar '13, 11:48
Sometimes the simplest questions provoke deep thoughts. Especially upon us over-thinking people that ponder things like why is it that the most ticklish person in the world cannot tickle themselves?
So, pressing onward.....
What is humor? Why do we laugh? Because it is funny. Yeah. Short, incomplete answer. Why is it funny that a line of thought takes a sudden tangent? A verbal tangent.
Or physical? That someone slips on a banana peel and falls? That someone has an idea that is flawed and fails in the implementation of the idea when everyone else could see the flaw? We, who could see the flaw, laugh.
We are settling in for the evening and Anne wants to watch something fun, so I will post this and come back and edit later.
But let me leave you with a thought. Joy, therefore humor/laughter comes from Source. Could it be that Source laughs through us because Source knew all along what was about to happen, and we, consciously, did not?
And perhaps the "enlightened ones" are in better contact with source and they see the huge joke? And I mean that kindly. Are we closer to Source when we laugh? Do we bond then?
Does laughter cure? There are some who think so. India Laughter Club
answered 31 May '13, 20:35
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