Posts Tagged ‘Joy’

The Power of Joy and Laughter in the Face of Trauma

Thanks to Mitch for this heart warming and heart expanding film from the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. Please have a watch if you want to feel the incredible soul and spirit of the Filipino’s. This is just beautiful — and a testament to what I’ve often shared and experienced about our choice to cry or to laugh in the face of trauma:

It reminds me of the Japanese poet, Masahide:

“My barn having burned to the ground, I can now see the moon.”

Ode to Joy

Flashmob of Beethoven’s 9th in Spain. Just as I was pondering some dicey parts of our world, my friend Diane fowarded this video to me in an email. This … is what we are capable of. Music is the universal language, the universal prayer. May there be joy. May it be shared. May it be so.