Tao Porchon-Lynch: The Power of a Smile

It fortifies the mind under stress. The power of a smile has this effect on the human body. 

Everything about this human body can radiate the energy of peace. The power of thought can make us live or die. 

The power of our thoughts can make us live a healthy life, a happy life, or fill our lives with poison, resulting in pain, and then die. 

Let us will ourselves to live our lives, not by empty words, but the radiance of meaning them, and believing them.

A smile lights up our body with health. Negative thoughts and fears bring about a serious condition that will have an effect on the functioning of your glands, changing  the normal metabolic balance. Fear is a poison that can affect every part of you.

So smile as you rise in the morning, and smile the beauty of life within you and everything on this planet.

When you get up in the morning, say, it’s a beautiful morning, dawn is here, dawn has wiped out all the negative things of night. Nature made night, so we get rid of all these things that are negative. 

When you wake up in the morning, don’t think of anything that is negative. Whatever you put in your mind will materialize. 

Put in your mind that you are waking to have this wonderful day come into your life. And it will. I honestly say to you, it will. You want to always think, it’s going to be the best day of your life.

Tao Porchon-Lynch, ERYT-500 has practiced yoga since she was 8. At 94 years old, she holds the Guiness World Record for being the world’s oldest yoga teacher. This is an excerpt from a speech she gave at the Sussex Avenue Renew Elementary School in Newark, New Jersey. The speech was sponsored by the Newark Yoga Movement, non-profit organization, aiming to bring the life tools of yoga to every single child in Newark schools. The excerpt of the speech was featured courtesy StudioliveTV.com.

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