From the mailbag...
Rolands Vars writes:
Hi, great articles, but you know what ? There is one minus, you need to write your articles more funny
August 30th, 2010 at 7:18 pm
Roland, thank you for your comment. More funny is a good idea.
Which got me thinking about the role of humour in Visionmaking!
Humour shares the same root as humid; it literally means, “to moisten.” A sense of humour keeps us loose and flexible, able to maintain equinimity in pursuit of what has heart and meaning in our lives.
Humour uses a gift of insight to illuminate a deeper truth and communicate that truth through the medium of joy, surprise and delight.
True humour is always benign – it is a vehicle of inclusion, revelation and transformation. It supports balance through right attitude and allows the Visionmaker to put himself, others and circumstances in their proper perspective.
Humour is also the antidote to reactivity and over-identification with past disappointments and hurts.
Finally, humour helps us maintain perspective. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the ups and downs of life that we take ourselves a little too seriously, a point I think that Mr. Vars might be making in his commentary.
So, Roland, this one's for you:
A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says: “That’s the ugliest baby that I’ve ever seen. Ugh!”
The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her: “The driver just insulted me!”
The man says: “You go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I’ll hold your monkey for you.”
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