Smile and the world smiles with you!

I believe there are three key elements to successfully manifesting the life you desire. I’ve written about this before in a guest post on Dr. Rob Kiltz’s great blog mind-body-smile :0 but I would like to take a moment today to focus on one of the key elements: YOUR SMILE.

Last summer I went out with a group of friends. There was a man with us whom I met for the first time that night. He smiled the entire night. Every time I looked at him he was smiling. He smiled when he spoke about his work. He smiled when he listened to other people speak. He simply smiled, taking in every moment with pure joy.  It has been nearly a year since that night. As I write this I realize that I have not seen him since then. Yet I consider him a friend simply because his smile reflected a joy for life that I resonated so deeply with.

Another example of the power of a smile is found in His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. Spending a couple days in his presence last fall, I have to say that one of the most powerful gift he offers the world is the pure healing  joy of his smile and his laughter. Over the course of the two days, he said a lot of profound and beautiful words but the greatest impact he had was when he simply smiled. When that smile turned to laughter the power of his joy penetrated even more deeply into the hearts of his listeners.

So what does the power of a smile have to do with manifesting the life you desire?

Emotion is a key element in manifesting your intentions. The power of your emotions is even greater than that of your mind. This is why sometimes no matter how much you focus your attention on creating a certain outcome the opposite sometimes happens. It is almost impossible to lie to your inner self. So if you insist with your mind that you believe something to be true but your emotional self is not feeling it, the mind sends out mixed messages and either creates an expression of these confused messages or says to the universe “I will just wait until we figure it out” and nothing happens!

So to fully access the power of intention, you must explore, understand and master your emotions. In my book Enchanted One: The Portal To Love I help readers to understand and embrace their emotions. Embracing and mastering your emotions, including your fear, anger and jealousy, allows you to bring your mind and heart into alignment. The power of the harmonic union of mind and emotion is so strong that once you have done this you will begin to see your dreams and desires becoming reality in no time at all!

A smile is the reflection of an emotional reaction of Joy.  Find reasons to smile more often and you’ll begin to feel its power.  It will do you a world of good!

So I’m curious.  Tell me about the power of your smile.  Have you had an experience where your smile (or someone else’s), or lack thereof, made a difference in a specific moment in your life?

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Sheila Applegate

As a clinical therapist, motivational presenter, author & teacher, Sheila’s passion is to provide a forum for people to process emotion & integrate spiritual understanding into their daily lives. Her new book, Enchanted One: The Portal to Love, provides readers with a guide to embracing love in every moment.

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