Laughter may be the secret to happiness. I remember my dad when he would laugh and smile when he disagreed with me. Maybe it was an attempt to suppress his anger and disappointment. The act of laughter appears to cleanse the mind, if only for the duration of this act. For that moment, greed, arrogance, and self-love disappear. When we laugh, we lose our identity; we become part of the world. The mind is said to be in joyful play when we laugh. The purity of our innermost hearts is revealed during this process. Physiologically, laughter reduces our stress, our blood pressure, and makes us healthier. It helps our bodies defend against disease, and infections.
If we could all continue to laugh all throughout the day, the world would be a better place to live. But laughing all day will be unrealistic. But what can we do that may be similar to laughter. We must consciously eliminate evil from our minds. These are the same evils that become dormant and ineffective when we laugh. These evils are the human dusts of greed, arrogance, and self love that become ingrained in our hearts. For many of us, it will be a difficult task to remove these evils from our minds; but like laughter, this process may become contagious once God begins to help us sweep these evils away.