Life is fundamentally unserious. There is a whimsical element to everything that you experience. There is always a good side. The less serious you take life the more serious life becomes; and the more serious you take life the more foolish life gets. The more caught up you get in drama or being busy, the less it matters because at the end of the day all of the parties involved will die and the question will be what contributions to society if any did that drama or busy activity create, and does anyone care?
The serious things of life can’t be taken too seriously otherwise you’ll drown in the hysterics. Laughter and fun are good things. The way you float through life is by being buoyant. Buoyancy is the ability to rise and or stay afloat. The image that comes to mind is a bubble. When a bubble is blown it has inherent buoyancy in its ability to move and float through the air. In a similar fashion, you demonstrate buoyancy in your life by being able to stay afloat in the midst of life’s challenges.
The minute you take anything that happens to you too seriously is the same minute when doubt, depression, anxiety, and all other types of thoughts enter your mind. “Why did I make that decision?” “I should have been more like this in that situation, and it’s my fault things went wrong.” “I don’t know if I’ll survive this next chapter in my life.” “I don’t know if I’ll ever thrive.” From personal account these are some of the questions and doubts that can arise when you begin to take life too seriously. When you’re in a place like this, you’re too deep. Come up for air, you’re starting to drown.
You can’t be so committed to the outcome of something that you torment yourself over it. Embrace the character of your fate. What are the historical norms of your life? That’s an indication of fate. You can change those things, but you must operate within the context of those things first. When you can embrace what your life is like you can end the mental gymnastics that one may get into trying to understand or unpack every little thing.
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