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Bhikku Bodhi, an American Buddhist monk.
Bhikku Bodhi, an American Buddhist monk. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A little spiritual humor today … and some brilliant plays on words for you.

Monk Joke

What did the Buddhist monk say to the hotdog vendor?

“Make me one with everything.”

The Swami

One of my favorite foolish persons is Swami Beyondananda, and if you are not familiar with him, you need to be. So I am performing a public service by introducing you to the Swami. This quote from him says it all.

“Joy is the Bottom Line: Underneath all the stress, distress and negativity in life, there is an deep well of joy. Each time healing laughter bubbles up from that well, we experience deep wellness.”
– Swami Beyondananda

Visit the Swami today and get Absurdified.

Live your purpose every day – and have a great weekend!

Psychotherapy Can Be Fun

Neon music sign
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Albert Ellis is one of my favorite psychotherapists because he was a pioneer of self help. He developed Rational Emotive Therapy in the 1950s before anyone ever thought of self-help techniques. His motto was “Short-term therapy, long-term effects,” another reason he is one of my favorites.

He was bold and daring in his work, and he had a great sense of humor. Here are some songs he wrote about being crazy – actually he wrote his own lyrics to popular tunes that everyone knows.

Enjoy these songs. If you sing them, you will end up laughing.

RATIONAL HUMOROUS SONGS
by Albert Ellis, Ph.D.

(Copyright 1977-80 by the Institute for Rational Living, 45 E. 65 th St., NY, NY 10021)

 

PERFECT RATIONALITY (Tune: Luigi Denza, Funiculi, Funicula)

Some think the world must have a right direction,

And so do I, and so do I!

Some think that, with the slightest imperfection,

They can’t get by—and so do I!

For I, I have to prove I’m superhuman,

And better far than people are!

To show I have miraculous acumen—

And always rate among the Great!

Perfect, perfect rationality

Is, of course, the only thing for me!

How can I ever think of being

If I must live fallibly?

Rationality must be a perfect thing for me!

POUND, POUND, POUND! (Tune: Jingle Bells)

If you would get release and let your anger out,

Disrupt the blasted peace and scream and yell and shout,

Just go to any length to show you can’t be still,

And you’ll display enormous strength—until the time you’re killed!

Pound, pound, pound! Pound, pound, pound! Pound your enemies!

Oh what fun it is to stun anyone who does not please you!

Sock, sock, sock! Knock, knock, knock! Howl and whine and cry!

And everyone from you will run and hate you till you die!

Pout, pout, pout! Shout, shout, shout!—when things are a mess!

Rip, rip, rip! Slip, slip, slip into a profound depression!

Think, think, think! Drink, drink, drink only of cruel fate!

Keep your mind preoccupied with everyone you hate.

Whine! Whine! Whine! (Tune: Whiffenpoof Song)

I cannot have all of my wishes filled

Whine! Whine! Whine!

I cannot have every frustration stilled

Whine! Whine! Whine!

Life really owes me the things that I miss

Fate has to grant me eternal bliss

And if I must settle for less than this

Whine! Whine! Whine!

For more songs by Ellis, Click Here and scroll down to Rational Humorous Songs.

 

Live your purpose every day.

Money – Stuff

I Get Money
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Long ago and far away in a land of milk and honey, a great prophet came to the people and said, “You need money, and I have it. You can borrow it and pay me back with a little profit for me. Then you can have all the stuff you want.”

“A wonderful idea,” said the people, and commenced to borrow. Well, you know what happened after that.

Now we’re in the soup, and looking for a way out. What can we do? Read this post I found and get an eyefull and a mindfull wakeup to possibilities, and perhaps some  inspiration. Meanwhile, have a sense of humor about it.