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  • I just read Kiki’s story about the one word that can change your life. I looked up the lecture on the internet and read how to do the exercise to find the one word that can
    lower my stress levels and make me who I want to be. I did the exercise and am trying to cull the list down to a single word. So far, no luck.

    My list is only three words long, so how hard can this be? I guess my problem is that each of them are so attached to the others that they all seem to need each other. Kinda like Bert’s message that the whole is greater than the parts.

    My personal word(s) are friendship, kindness and laughter. Seriously! When I closed my eyes and did the exercise, those are the words that swam into my conciousnous. I don’t think I can separate them. Nor should I. They are all part of my inner triangle. Each leading to and dependent upon the other.

    Without kindness and laughter there is no friendship…whoa Nellie! Now I’ve whittled it down to two basics that lead to the third. Okay, now we’re cooking with gas!

    Which shall it be: kindness or laughter? I would say kindness, but my whole happiness is built around humor. If I can’t laugh at the human condition, it would be a much darker ride. But the laughter has to be either at myself and my many foibles or the gentle, bubbly, infectious kind that causes no pain to another.

    In other words: from kindness.

    So it looks like I choose kindness with a sidebar of laughter.

    That should make for some difficult meditation.
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