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Posted : May 19, 2007 21:35
On 2007-05-19 18:58, Magox wrote:
On 2007-05-18 00:25, Anak wrote:
smiling, although you don't feel like smiling, enforced smiling so to speak, is rather counter-productive. the energy you send forth with a smile is not just a visual thing; you don't send positive energy by just raising the corners of your mouth. so i believe that, if you don't feel like smiling, you shouldn't do it just in order to make a happy, even-tempered impression - it will be felt. be real, show your emotions.
I agree; a forced smile can look pretty unfounded, but I believe it is deeper than that Mr. Anak. I believe it has to do more with mentally conditioning yourself rather than just "raising the corners of your mouth" as you put it. Mentally visualizing a "better place" and what we need to do to get there I believe is where it all begins. No doubt, Shit will happen to us and there will be many days that we don't feel like smiling. However many of us stay in that "shitty place” longer than others and I believe it has to do with how you work your way through that adversity.
I know that for me, when something "shitty" happens, I'm usually thinking what I need to do to "better the situation" and then visualizing how i will do it, rather than staying in that "mental place" that I don't want to be, that offers little or no resolution.
I don’t believe that if you just smile that everything will be magically better, but I do believe that if you mentally condition yourself, and physically condition yourself by smiling more often, I do think that it will help achieve what it is that your looking to do and in living a happier life.
now we are speaking Mr Magox maybe i didn't understand you right before.
those are exactly my thoughts: when you feel bitter you gotta do something against the bitterness. raising the corners only wont help, as you said. you gotta go down to the roots.