Laugh The Seriousness Off! (Ego takes itself to be so important)

How important and serious we can take ourselves to be at times!

Today’s message is very clear:

“Smile is a curve that makes a lot of things straight” ~Phyllis Diller

Humor is the antidote to spiritual seriousness, any kind of seriousness for that matter.

It puts us straight into the moment, have you thought about that? When we laugh, we don’t think about anything specific, it’s very liberating.

I invite you to laugh at your problems, all the drama in your life and see how ridiculous it is for just a moment 🙂

Here we are (or, that is how it seems to the ego), in this huge, vast universe with our small mind-made dramas that most of the time only plays out in the mind!

This is a reminder to let go and lighten up. Enjoy life 🙂

Lets laugh at the human pomposity, at our own thought-patterns, the human conditioning, the emotional drama, the inner story-making… laugh it all off! 😀

Laugh at all the seriousness of it all and see how the ego takes itself to be so very, very important!

Shake it off, laugh it off, dance it off, be silly and playful about it! 🙂

Humor is the antidote to any seriousness in life, an invitation to return to simplicity and lightness of life!

And I don’t mean to laugh at someone, but to ourselves and the human silliness in a lighthearted way 😀

It frees you inside.

There’s a funny side of life too, we all need to be reminded of that sometimes don’t we 🙂

Here’s a quote by Anthony de Mello who was a Jesuit priest that I really like, hope it makes you smile:

I’m going to write a book someday and the title will be ‘I’m an Ass, You’re an Ass’. That’s the most liberating, wonderful thing in the world, when you openly admit you’re an ass. It’s wonderful. When people tell me, “You’re wrong” I say, “What can you expect of an ass?”

~Anthony de Mello

Yep, that’s me laughing with you 😀

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  1. Sarah Arrow

    I love the quote you start with Maria. Laughing at the dramas in your life helps put them into perspective and make them easier to deal with. Of course it’s not as easy as you think to laugh at something you are caught up in, but it’s worth trying.

  2. Glad you liked it Sarah. Awareness reveals the silliness of the mind-made drama very easily if we are open to see it, and when we see, it is easy to smile and even laugh out loud in amusement 🙂

  3. This is a very timely reminder for me, Maria. After all of the searching and life-purposing, I recently realized that I was taking life waaay too seriously. It’s meant to be enjoyed! How can I be present enjoying a gorgeous sunrise if in the back of my mind I’m worrying about blog posting?

    I decided to get offline a little more and dive into life. I’m having more fun already! =)

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  7. Valeriya Samokh

    Great article as always Maria 🙂 I’m curious, how do you know the difference between laughing at your ego and not taking it so seriously, vs putting yourself down (e.g. masking the pain by making a joke or “laughing it off”)?

  8. Thanks Val, glad to hear you liked it! 😊

    I would say that if it feels lighthearted then you know you’re not masking anything, but if it feels tense, fake or strained, then you know there’s probably something deeper going on that might need to be addressed.

    But of course you can laugh at yourself for your insecurity too for example, and that might feel strained at first, but it ultimately liberates you too, because you know it’s just the ego self that feels insecure, and not the real you.

    The most liberating thing for us human beings is when we can genuinely laugh at ourselves, don’t you agree? 😊

    Self-awareness is the key to knowing whether anything is from the small ego self or not – Here’s a link to some of my articles about that that you might like:

  9. Val

    Ah yes that makes sense, I completely agree! In my case it usually feels very natural and light to poke fun at “me and my dramatic life” lol! Cause it is quite absurd at times 😂 it’s only after I start thinking about how I laughed at this or that, that I feel a bit guilty, but that’s clearly the ego mind 🙂
    Thank you for the article!

  10. Yes, and don’t worry, if you ever feel guilt again you can always see it as yet another opportunity to show yourself more compassion for that too! 😊 We’re funny creatures, we human beings! LOL

  11. C May Tx

    This is an amazing post ! Laughing it off isn’t taught to many of us but it is so important

  12. I’m so glad you liked it! Yes, the ego can be so serious and rigid! 😄 Once we can just laugh at it there’s a sense of relief, like Life can breathe again.

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