Taking ourselves too seriously comes from an underlying insecurity. We might think we’ll appear¬†smarter, less fallible or more worthy when we’re serious, but it’s actually just an indication that we’re dependent on a positive reflection from the outside. Learning to take ourselves lightly makes life are more enjoyable. The trick is to do our best and then surrender the results to the uncontrollable randomness, luck and magic of the Universe. Lightening up won’t reduce our performance or effectiveness, but it will make us…

More joyful.