Footnotes and References


( 1) Shawn Achor, The Happiness Advantage—Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work 2010.

(2) Andrew Marvel, To His Coy Mistress 1681



(2) Neurocardiology


(4) See Li Jing, “The meaning of the Chinese cultural key word, xin.”(monograph linked)

(5) Robert Becker and Gary Seldon, The Body Electric: Electoromagnetism and the Foundation of Life (1985)

(6) Science Measure the Quantum

(7) Carolyn Purnell, The Sensational Past: How the Enlightenment Changed the Way We Use Our Senses 2017.

I. Experiencing Laughing Heart

Move # 1—Quieting The Heart

The Longevity Economy (pdf)

The Physiology of Tai Chi and QiGong

Bonus: Keith Jarret Shenandoah

Quieting the Heart: Last words of Stonewall Jackson: “Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.”

Move # 2—Finding Your Power—Becoming a Great Wave

(1) Surfing is closely akin to Laughing Heart. In both surfing and Laughing Heart we can step into a flow state as this great movie records. Step Into Liquid 

Move # 3—Discovering Beauty

(1) Neuroesthetics  International Neuroaesthetics Network

(2) Neuroaesthetics2

Move # 4—Connecting to Nature

(1) The following two interviews with Stephen Harrod Buhner provide deep insights into the role of heart as a communication center with all of nature. Two of his many seminal works are particularly relevant to the cultivation of Laughing Heart or Big Heart Intelligence: Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal World (2014), and The Secret Teachings of Plants (2004).

Stephen Buhner – Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Part One

Exploring Laughing Heart

Move # 5—Downloading Creative Genius in Music

(1) Two useful references are: Don Campell, Music and Miracles 1992 and Don Campell, The Mozart Effect 1997. Also on Pythagoras and the harmony of the spheres

Move # 6– The Explorers Wheel–Connecting Laughing Heart with Everything

(1) Julian Gresser, Piloting Through Chaos—The Explorers Mind 2013

Move # 7—Enhancing Your Immunity by Love

Innate Immune System

Zhan zhuang

Neuroscience reveals the secrets of meditation’s benefits

Comprehensive Review of Health Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi by Roger Jahnke (pdf)

Health Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi

Thich Nhat Hanh How to Eat 2014

Movie—Love Actually 

Movie—Sweet Bean

Tango—The Dance of Heart

Move # 8—Paying Forward

(1) Science of Paying Forward

(2) Creating a Pay Forward Economy

Move # 9—Creating Your Own Luck



Move # 10—Realizing Laughing Heart Advantage through Emergent Art™

(1) Beyond Shared Value: Character as Corporate DestinyIt has been often observed that when we restore a sense of connection for a very ill person to his or her family and community, healing begins. I saw this first hand as a child when I visited Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s clinic in Lamberene, West Africa. The great doctor would encourage his patients to bring their entire household along with them—dogs, ducks, chickens, wives, husbands—to create a familiar and nourishing environment. (The director of the “modern” hospital across the Ogowe river lamented that very few villagers were coming for treatment, notwithstanding its advanced instruments and facility.) I relearned the principle many years later from my friend, the late Reverend Mitsuo Aoki, known as the “Mother Teresa of Hawaii. Dr. Aoki worked with dying cancer patients. Virtually all his patients he told me were spiritually at peace and happy in their lives, and many were in physical remission as a consequence, he believed, of the caring environment of his ministries.

(2) Cultural Vitality in Communities. See also, Grant H. Kester, The One and the Many 2011; another source is social practice art

(3) These will be part of Version 1.0 of the Laughing Heart app we hope to release by the fall 2017.

(4) Shawn Achor, The Happiness Advantage 2015




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