Our existence is not meant to be serious. Enjoy it, have fun, let go and be free.
We imprison ourselves with our mind and thoughts, if we switch them off, we get let out to enjoy the world as the beautiful, amazing and joy-filled adventure that it is meant to be.
We are not humans with a soul.
We are a soul having a human experience.
If we see life as that, an experience, then everything is new, different, exciting, an opportunity, learning, growth. Good or bad is only so because the mind makes it so.
When we are children we run around care-free, with wonder, soaking up each new experience, we are conscious and awake. Then comes the conditioning, the mind develops an ego, the thought patterns start and grow. Soon we become unconscious in thought. Life is no longer an experience of wonder.
If we live in the moment, then we can wonder at life, our soul can shine its light through the physical carnation it is currently in without attachment, total freedom.