In knee-slapping, tear-wiping laughter, the thinking mind disappears. Howling is neither part of mind or the heart but comes from somewhere beautiful beyond the two; your core, your being. Only man can laugh; no other species.
So laugh! Laugh like a loon as often as you can and you may, by and by, move into meditation. Seriousness will loosen its grip on you. Its fatal disease will start retreating from your core. Seriousness kills creativity, innocence, passion, potential, wisdom, joy…
If you can find something funny, if you can let in the light of humour in even the darkest place, then you’re free.
Laughter is music to God’s ears
Osho spoke more about laughter than probably any other mystic. He’d frequently drop in jokes into his discourses, many of which offer brilliant insights into the transformative power of a good old giggle.
“If you are possessed by laughter, thinking stops. And if you know a few moments of no-mind, those glimpses will promise you many more rewards that are going to come.
You just have to become more and more of the sort, of the quality, of no-mind. More and more, thinking has to be dropped. Laughter can be a beautiful introduction to a non-thinking state.”