The following Osho Laughing Meditation is taken from the book “Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy by Osho”.
We are so attached to our suffering that laughing happens, generally, only as a release of tension. Only rarely, very rarely, does laughing happen without cause. We cannot laugh, we cannot be happy; even in our laughing there is pain.
But laughing is so beautiful, such a deep cleansing, a deep purification. Osho has devised a “laughing technique”. Practiced every morning upon awakening, He says, it will change the whole nature of your day. If you wake up laughing, you will soon begin to feel how absurd life is. Nothing is serious: even your disappointments are laughable, even your pain is laughable, even you are laughable.
When you wake up in the morning, before opening your eyes, stretch like a cat. Stretch every part of your body. Enjoy the stretching; enjoy the feeling of your body becoming awake, alive. After three or four minutes of stretching, with your eyes still closed, laugh. For five minutes of just laugh. At first you will be doing it, but soon, the sound of your very attempt to laugh will cause a genuine laughter. Lose yourself in laughter.
This technique may take several days before you are able to do it. We are not accustomed to laughing; we have forgotten how. But soon it will be spontaneous. And then, every morning, enjoy!
Is it not simple?
It is not super easy?
Try the Osho Laughing Meditation. You’ll benefit.
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