To the degree one does not take anything seriously, one is free and connected. This happens when we understand that we are not in control. Seriousness is a reaction to perception and beliefs.
We are all attracted to one who takes life lightly, and repulsed by one who is a heavy. Lightness is not apathy, but a calm poise where one is aware to not get caught up in perception and fear.
There is a complete relaxing shift in the body when one drops being serious. In that calm, relaxed and aware state, one can move through the life’s challenges with grace and ease.