head of state
The material world has its place, but it is not the making of you. The material world has its importance and yet it is not the power that you like to think it is. How dependable is the world, after all?
You spend your life at a movie, and all the colors and actions and ins and outs seem real to you while you are the movie. The movie screen becomes the whole wide world. What appears on the screen is a passing fancy, a made-up thing for you to gaze at for a little while. And then you leave. Everybody leaves.
Remind yourself that there is a God Overall.