Let us in on the joke

I was thinking back to the Art of Living meeting that I went to two weeks ago, as well as some pictures that I’ve been seeing on the Internet. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is almost always flashing a mischievous smile — a beaming, joyful grin as if he already knew the punch line of the Universal Joke. His playfulness in front of the crowd, photographers or TV cameras also has another sense — he’s aware that he may appear weird or awkward (I found a picture of him with a red Santa’s elf hat) and he doesn’t care — life is just one long lark — a kind of cosmic vacation so why not enjoy every minute, no matter what’s happening.