Life is a journey opening to those prepared to go deeper.
Over the years, I’ve been learning that continual seriousness is as much an inhibitor of “deep” as always joking around. Like the spacecraft returning to Earth, needing to get its angle of re-entry just right so that it doesn’t bounce off the atmosphere or burn up, so we need to have the right amount of serious so as not to bounce off into impotence, and the right amount of levity so as not to burn up everything and everyone we come into contact with.
I’m learning to lighten up.
Just as I’m learning alacrity from others, I’ve a number of people in my life that teach how how to lighten up. I’m also reminded that one of the important things I took from Mindfulness was to be kind to others and to myself.
Then I can have some fun getting to grips with some serious business:
“What does the world need most … that we are uniquely able to provide?”*
Getting the angle right is about servanthood, it means we can ask, “What more can I do?”
(*From Warren Berger’s A More Beautiful Question.)