Today’s journey is a little change up. I decided to focus this week on the power of smiles. Today, I will combine three wise sayings from three very poetic and wise individuals. The eternal poet, Lord Byron, our lady in grace, Mother Teresa, and the phenomenal Thich Nhat Hanh, who all remind us that the beautiful simplicity of happiness is found in the essence of a smile.
Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.Lord Byron
Even in the greatest storms of life, the beam of a smile brings light where there once was darkness, life where their once was listlessness.
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.Mother Teresa
Here, Mother Teresa reminds us that the power of the smile can often work miracles for both those who give and those who receive its effect. To shine in the light of another, can foster profound growth within.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us of the binary nature of the smile. When we are down, sometimes we cannot interrupt the nature of our mindset. Smile and see what happens. With practice your mood will uplift. Your joy can be the source of your smile, but sometimes it is important to allow your smile to become the source of your joy.
The Psychology Perspective
Smile… It becomes you. The mind oftentimes deludes itself to believe it is the source of happiness, but emotions do not fall for this rational response. Emotions in themselves are irrational, arise as sources of E (Energy), and must be put into Motion. E-Motion (Energy in Motion). A smile is given to others, but lightens to the Energy within.
Have you smiled for someone you love today?
Believe… Achieve… Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams!
©2019 by Dr. Thomas Maples