Dr Amrita Sharma,Healing Our Earth
A smile that stretches from one side of your lips to the other. A beaming smile that makes your eyes twitch and your face glisten. It’s one of the most powerful things that the entire world shares. A smile that knows no boundaries and is universal. It cheers and sheers without showing any bias. No matter who you are or where you are, beyond the barriers of language, this is a unique way of communicating. A smile can convey emotions and messages that words fail to express. A smile can be contagious, cute, wicked, cunning, and cynical at times. The dynamic features of a smile are linked with a frequently expressed facial expression that typically conveys a positive emotional state and friendly intent.
A smile typically reflects a happy mood, i.e., a genuine smile. People often disguise their smiles according to the situation in greetings and conversations and also with the intent to enhance their credibility. It can communicate affection and a shared understanding among people.
Smiling is a means of expressing what is going on inside of you. A sincere smile conveys far more than expensive gifts. It spreads in a variety of ways, often noticed through online chatting, while reading and thinking back on enjoyable experiences of the past, and much more.
It’s a common way to express your delight, happiness, and friendliness. According to the biological sciences, a smile is created via the impulses that move from the cortex of the brain to the brain stem whenever we are having a pleasurable feeling. This then prompts our facial muscles to contract and smile, producing a positive feedback loop that returns to the brain and amplifies the ‘feel-good’ effect.
A serene smile not only impacts your physical health but also helps to enhance your mental and spiritual wellbeing. Being a stress reducer, it lowers the level of stress by releasing happy hormones like endorphins, making one feel more relaxed and resilient. A smiling attitude helps to release neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin, which are mood enhancers in our lives. They fill us with feelings of happiness and pleasure. The habit of smiling helps strengthens the immune system by activating immune cells and triggering the production of antibodies. Smile acts as a natural painkiller and can help reduce the perception of pain, thereby helping in the treatment with chronic pain conditions. A smiley approach to life can promote heart health by triggering the parasympathetic nervous system, which is effective in lowering blood pressure. One of the studies conducted by an international team of researchers under the direction of Stanford research scientist Nicholas Coles provides convincing evidence that smiling in public may actually improve our happiness.
It revamps the overall well-being of an individual and creates a positive outlook on life. It can improve our self-esteem and coping abilities to combat the misfortunes of life and adapt to stressors, thus ameliorating mental resilience. Trending towards an optimistic mindset. Smiling for no reason is an open door for invitations. A sincere smile can dissolve many confrontations. A smile is a common social cue that communicates friendliness, approachability, and happiness. When we smile at others, it frequently elicits positive responses, like smiles in return or a cordial exchange. The habit of smiling can shift our perspective on how we perceive and interpret everything around us.
Smiling can positively influence our self-perception and confidence. This, in turn, can enhance our self-image, leading to improved mental well-being.
It can help us focus on the positive aspects of life, appreciate small joys, and find moments of gratitude. Smiling can be seen as a reflection of inner harmony and balance. Spiritually , a smile can signify the alignment of mind, body, and spirit, indicating a state of inner harmony and well-being. By smiling, you radiate positive energy and extend goodwill to others. This can foster a sense of interconnectedness and compassion, allowing spiritual energy to flow more freely.
Various healing therapies worldwide have different perceptions of smiles. In Taoist traditions, the practice of ‘inner smile’ involves directing a gentle, loving smile to different parts of the body, which is believed to activate and harmonize the energy centers. A smiling gesture brings Connection and intimacy in a way to communicate love, warmth, and happiness in each other’s presence. It can strengthen the power of the relationship and foster a sense of connection and intimacy. The act of smiling itself can often help lift your spirits and bring about a genuine smile.
Make it your hobby; you will love it.
My smile and your smile add cheer to our life……..
So, keep sharing the treasures of smile !