Does laughter have a place in mindfulness?
I’ve noticed if I take mindfulness too seriously, it just doesn’t work.
Mindfulness and happiness seem to go hand in hand. As your mindfulness rises, your happiness goes up. As your happiness rises, mindfulness becomes easier.
That’s not to say you can’t be mindful if you’re unhappy. Not at all! You can be mindful of anything. But if you spend your day smiling, having a bit of fun here and there and being kind, you’ll find your meditation will be easier.
So...there’s a lot of serious information about meditation out there. But are there any short, funny meditations or talks?
I went on the hunt to find out.
These may offend some of you, but the more light-hearted, unattached members of our community will at least smile, I hope…..enjoy!
1. Animal from the Muppets tries to meditate
Let’s start gently, with the Muppets. Okay, not that gently. Here it is:
My favourite bit is when Animal just stares at us!
2. Puppetji vs Meditation
While we’re on the muppets... oppps, I mean puppets, here’s the legendary Puppetji espousing his wisdom on meditation in the the busyness and noise of the city.
My favourite quotes:
“Joyologist and Momentarian”
“The gunshots....simply the fabric of our lives…”
3. Puppetji Wisdom on The Secret
There’s so many funny clips from Puppetji. So here’s another one, with some nice wisdom thrown in there too! :)
More quotes to look out for:
“Words of Wizdumb”
“Everybody’s talking about the Secret...so I guess it’s not a frikkin’ secret anymore!”
“29 frikin’ 95 Dollars for the DVD....very expensive secret, hmmm?”
4. The F*ck That Meditation
With over 10 million views, the F*ck That Meditation is a popular one. I don’t recommend you play this one out too loud when at work...unless your boss understands your sense of humour.
5. How to meditate according to JP Sears
JP Sears has taken the role of hippy guru that doesn’t practice what he preaches. Here’s some meditation tips from him.
6. Mindfulness at Work gone too far?
Do you think mindfulness is a solution for everything? Maybe you’ll change your mind after watching this clip.
7. The Dalai Lama walks into a Pizza Shop...
This is real! An Australian TV presenter tried to tell H.H. The Dalai Lama a joke and it went terribly wrong. Check this baby out…2.8 Million views and rising!
Did you enjoy of these videos? Have I missed any good ones you know of?!
Let me know in the comments below. I personally read and respond to all comments.