Undoing Seriousness

Why is undoing seriousness important?

Seriousness, as I mean it here, implies a compulsion to be careful, to be wary, to be proper, lacking innocence and a missing playfulness. When seriousness puts on a good mask, it looks like "being cool." Undoing seriousness has nothing to do with and does not detract from your ability to be fully responsible for your life and your relationships, and even includes the option of pretending to be "serious." In fact, it empowers these responsibilities.

The cost of seriousness

At its root, seriousness is a chronic wariness about life and about others. As such, it inhibits our energy, our freedom, our flexibility, our innocence, and our playfulness. It doesn't feel good either.

The way back to lightheartedness and "silliness"

As you continue to use the various undoing processes (see just below), unresisting your fear in all its various expressions, you'll also be undoing seriousness:

Also try out:

The direct (silly) attack

To target seriousness more directly, use the undoing fear with these sentences:

  • "Holy smokes and jeepers creepers, I'm so scared of looking silly or foolish!"

  • "Holy smokes and jeepers creepers, I'm so scared of being laughed at!"

  • "Holy smokes and jeepers creepers, I'm so scared of being taken advantage of!"

  • "Holy smokes and jeepers creepers, I'm so scared of looking childish!"

  • "Holy smokes and jeepers creepers, I'm so scared of being ostracized!"

  • "Holy smokes and jeepers creepers, I'm so scared of not being taken seriously!"

Each one with belly breaths, loudly, slowly, silly for eleven times.

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