Laughter is not really "taken seriously" by most of us on the spiritual path.
Yet if we carefully read and study the words of some of our most famous teachers, we will learn that frequent, spontaneous, infectious laughter may well be an important hallmark of the enlightened being.
In Carlos Castaneda's books, Don Juan and Don Genaro are constantly taken with fits of laughter to the point where they fall on the ground and roll around. Dan Millman's mentor also constantly finds himself overcome with total-body mirth. Werner Erhardt, founder of the est trainings, liked to say, "How can you can tell when you 'get it'? You laugh!"
But what if it could be the other way around? What if reclaiming our natural laughter might actually be not merely a byproduct of the state of "being light" but also an actual pathway to that state?
To learn more about laughter as a meditation and a way of life, we interviewed Steve Wilson, founder of the World Laughter Clubs. Steve teaches laughter as a kind of yoga that can lead us to enlightenment. He has valuable information to share with us about "the lightness of the heart.