Prayer is the link that connects earth with Heaven. Live near to God, and all things will appear little to you in comparison with eternal realities.
When you gaze upon the sun — it makes everything else dark. When you taste honey — it makes everything else tasteless. Likewise, when your soul feeds on Jesus — it takes away the sweetness of all earthly things — pride, pleasure, fleshly lusts, all lose their sweetness.
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus!” Hebrews 12:2. Keep a continued gaze. So will the world be crucified to you — and you unto the world.