It’s been years since I read Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, but I count it as one of the game-changing books of my life. Here’s a lovely idea from her book.
Her Indonesian teacher says, “To meditate, only you must smile. Smile with face, smile with mind, and good energy will come to you and clean away dirty energy. Even smile in your liver.”
It’s amazing how many people are struggling with various forms of adrenal fatigue. In the medical world, this is one of the main diagnoses that arises from stress. As a result, I recommend meditation to someone nearly every week. The standard response? “I don’t have time.”
Well, what if your meditation practice consisted in one conscious smile per day? Start with a face smile, then let your mind smile because your face smiles. On particularly good days, send that mind smile to your liver. When your liver smiles, you’re truly meditating.
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