Stop being too serious
By being too serious you transform everything that happens into your life in a worse version of what it is already.
Learn to laugh in the face of problems. Take it easy and remember that everything is an illusion, extremely well elaborated, but still a mirage. First of all our 5 senses are too limited for us to properly understand the realm that we are living in, in a way closer to what it really is.
Our mind is always completing the fragmentary picture that the senses transmit and the missing parts are just invented, and projected according to previous experiences or memories. So whatever we may think we know, see, feel, taste, smell it’s either partially or totally counterfeited by the mind. So let’s enjoy life diverting our attention from what may be wrong, let’s learn to smile and enjoy life as it is, accepting whatever comes our way with ease, and with a broad smile on our faces.
Too much seriousness comes from rigidity and stiffness and I would like to quote Lao Tzu- Tao Te Ching chapter 76:
“The living are soft and yielding;
the dead are rigid and stiff.
Living plants are flexible and tender;
the dead are brittle and dry.
Those who are stiff and rigid
are the disciples of death.
Those who are soft and yielding
are the disciples of life.
The rigid and stiff will be broken.
The soft and yielding will overcome.”
I feel like saying “Amen to that” 😂.
So take everything with a pinch of love and smiles, let go of control, since control it’s only an illusion and we can’t control anything but our own behavior, and even that not fully since we are slaves of addictions, needs, desires, predigested informations fed to us previously, and we’re lacking awareness.
Of course, there are moments when we need to be serious, but even then let’s not exagerate and even if externally we look serious, let’s smile continuously inside, knowing who we are and that we are experiencing and that is all a game, but a game in which we have to immerse fully adapting to the game rules but bringing in, a touch of freedom and nonconformism that slowly slowly can influence the outcome of the game and the rest of the players.
Whenever you feel disappointed, down, depressed or just bored, come back to read this article again and you’ll refresh, removing the clouds from your sky!