"A revelation of insight into the foundations of human suffering & transcendence. It not only lays out essential steps for inner freedom and joy but illuminates the way to true human potential." Paul Rademacher, author: A Spiritual Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe

"The masterwork of a profoundly gifted healer of the soul. Dazzling, challenging, wondrously useful." Peggy Rubin, author: To Be and How To Be, Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre

"Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I've ever read. Not esoteric but real-world and practical. The implications are profound." Peter Shepherd, author: Daring To Be Yourself

Monday, April 2, 2012

Adding Unexpected Smiles to Your Daily Repertoire

Today's post marks the beginning of the sixth year of this blog. It was, in fact, April 1st, 2007 that I wrote the first post. My original idea for today (post # 979, about 196 posts per year, or nearly 4 posts per week) was to highlight some of the more popular posts gauging by unique hits on that particular article, but then I thought no. I prefer to write a post that might change your life instead. Just a very little bit. But when you look back in a few months, and then in a few years, you'll know that it was not just a little bit, but a great deal that actually changed.

So do this: whenever you notice that something is bothering you (when you are on your own, and often when you are not), smile. Even though that might be the last thing you want to do. Just make one of those artificial tooth whitener, tooth paste smiles that you see on TV. Simply smile. Despite any inner misgivings about smiling at such a moment!

Smile. And then, when you notice a bit later, that you are again (or still) not feeling great, smile again. Smile as often as you remember to. Smile in the car on the way to work. Smile when you are going to the bathroom. Smile when you sit at your desk. Smile as you prepare to eat lunch. Smile on your drive home, even if tears or pain or anger threaten. Simply smile.

As you may know, smiling - even fake smiles - moves muscles in your face that change your brain chemistry. Kind of like taking drugs. So take some drugs today, and smile again. Adding such unexpected smiles to your daily repertoire will change your life. I guarantee it. I know it. I was there.

For much more about finding inner peace, having a conscious relationship with yourself and living consciously, about making choices, finding meaning in your life, about being aware of your thoughts and feelings, how you react to others and how you love yourself, as well as about choosing to seek your inner well-being above all, in order that you may have a ripple effect on all those who come in contact with you, have a look at my book Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self, available at Amazon.

Click here to download the first chapter.

Reviews From Amazon:

"The Soul doesn't get sick but it does need nourishment; if not it seems as if our life starves to death. This wonderful book by Dr. Gabriella Kortsch is definitely healthy "Soul food". It becomes clear that as the personality endeavors to "rewire" the Soul, it is its own energy or conscious awareness that is elevated to that higher level where the invisible becomes visible and experienced as peace, joy, love and freedom. A treat to enjoy and celebrate."
ERIC ROLF; author, Soul Medicine: The Heart of Healing

"Rewiring the Soul is a thoughtful guide to the peace and joy that self-government through inner awareness brings. In the words of author Gabriella Kortsch, anyone's ideal 'possible human' becomes their actual reality by following the simple inner steps in this remarkable book."
JIM WAWRO; author, Ask Your Inner Voice

"This book is a gift to humanity, a valuable tool in aiding seekers to accomplish mastery of their own lives. Gabriella Kortsch provides clear steps to help people find peace in a practical and powerful way. She does not ask you to give up anything other then what no longer serves you. Brilliantly written!"
HILLARY RAIMO; Author & Radio Host

"I thought I could pick just one chapter to write a review, but I couldn't .... I was glued to the chair as I read Rewiring the Soul ... a literary, in-depth masterpiece to the human psyche, behavior and ultimate transformation. Exquisitely written, beautifully executed."
ALI R. RODRIGUEZ, Business Coach, co-author, Mastering the Art of Success


  1. I have smiled a lot since I was young. It is a natural reaction as I listen to others and when I am with other people. Because I am very contented inside, I am a happy person.

    1. Congratulations on your innate inner positivity! But those who are not like that, can nevertheless benefit by smiling ... and I hope they will try ...