13 May 2008

smile yoga

Hey, you! Why You So Serious?

"The Value of a Smile"
by Dale Carnegie

"It costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits.

"It creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in a business, and is the countersign of friends. It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and natures best antidote for trouble.

"Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen, for it is something that is no earthly good to anyone 'til it is given away. And if in the hurly-burly bustle of today's business world, some of the people you meet should be too tired to give you a smile, may we ask you to leave one of yours?

"For nobody needs a smile so much, as those who have none left to give."

Right Now: Hands off Key Board, sit back in your chair.
Relax your mind, relax your thoughts, relax your body.
Close your eyes. Listen. Feel your breath.
With each breath, find your smile.
Smile inside. Smile into your body. Smile from your body. Smile all over.
Mouth turns up. No need to show teeth.
Radiate from within.
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