September 3, 2014 by babylondogs
My practice is a simple one. I smile.
One day I just decided to smile regardless of my circumstances.
Make your smile your weapon and laughter your victory.
It is easy to smile when happy, it is life-changing to smile when you’re not.
Don’t underestimate the transforming power of the simple smile.
If only your face is smiling, it isn’t truly a smile, merely a grimace.
Sharpen your smile in silent solitude, but use it liberally amid society’s din.
The greatest gift you can give, and enjoy, is a heartfelt smile.
Even when you don’t want to, and especially then, smile.
Smile with compassion or else it’s a grin.
One day of consistent smiling is worth three months of intellect.
A true smile awakens you, putting attention where it belongs.
Smile so deeply that every single cell is saturated with it.
Stay with your smile long enough so it becomes genuine.
True smiling comes from the deep realization that life is full of abundance.
Keep a smile long enough so that the heart becomes aware of it.
A smile is a little flame, but with appropriate breathing it can raze a forest.
The heart can’t remain hard while smiling.
Offer everyone a smile, and to those who refuse offer one anyway.
Whenever you lose your composure, go back to your smile.
Breathing deepens the smile, movement reinforces it.
Don’t smile for your joy alone, but also for the joy of others.
Let your smile begin in your toes.
If you are not smiling, you are not paying attention.
If you find it impossible to turn your frown into a smile, stand on your head.
I have been smiling so much my face aches.
No one is so broke that he can’t afford a smile.
Compassionate smiling. What other kind of smiling is there?
They say it can’t be so simple. Okay, I guess I’ll keep the joy for myself.
Twisting yourself into a pretzel is not true yoga, compassion is true yoga.
If for no other reason, smile as an act of defiance.
Don’t find reasons to smile, smile unconditionally.
In the beginning I smiled when I didn’t feel like it. Now I always feel like it.
Smile at ugliness until it becomes beauty.
I smile, therefore I am.
Smiling is an act of nonviolence.
Smile as a celebration of life as well as death.
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