To the mind, everything is serious and urgent. It all matters. There is no perspective, just the ‘heat’ of the moment of whatever thoughts are causing suffering. It dominates everything, if we allow it.
When we have no perspective other than that of our mind, we suffer, we cause ourselves fear. That leads to anxiety, anger, frustration, worry…essentially a whole host of different emotions that create turbulence in our bodies and affect our actions, if we become the reaction.
There is always another option, a different route, a different perspective. We can choose to allow our thoughts to be, to not take them seriously, to not become the reaction.
When we have a perspective of calm, based on being present in the moment, our consciousness allows us to see that nothing matters, other than being present and enjoying the reality of being alive.