Posted by: Bob Clark | October 29, 2019

Laughter

One of my goals on a recent spiritual retreat was to laugh. While at first glance that might not sound like much of a spiritual goal for a spiritual retreat, I want to assure you it was.

As an enneagram eight, I need to play, I need to laugh, I need to enjoy. As an enneagram eight, that play, laughter, and enjoyment don’t always happen spontaneously. The toy box warns, “Some assembly required.” The eight should come with a similar warning pertaining to play, “Some cultivation required.”

So I left for my retreat ready to cultivate some play time, some laughter. My laughter cultivation had one simple tool: Netflix.

My retreat was a complete success in that I laughed until my sides hurt. I watched one episode of a show I had never before seen, the episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee that featured Jim Carrey.

Laughter is good medicine. It’s about time for me to pull out the Netflix machine and watch another episode.


Responses

  1. Excellent medicine. I often watch an episode of Seinfeld comedians in cars, or regular Seinfeld episodes at the end of the day just to lighten the mood. I’m a One.

  2. Laughter is such good medicine. I remember you and Tom laughed alot together. I’ve been told the same about myself. I need to let my hair down and laugh more. Thank you for your always good thought provoking thoughts.

    • I don’t know of anybody who made me laugh like Tom.


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