Lightly, child

“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly, child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly.

“Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.

“I was so preposterously serious in those days…Lightly, lightly — it’s the best advice ever given me…to throw away your baggage and go forward.

“There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly, my darling.” – Aldous Huxley

Sometimes I read things that resonate with me so deeply that it can feel like it was written specifically for me. While the above might not make sense to everyone, it hit me right between the eyes.

I have a terrible habit of holding on too tightly to concerns or failing to realize that a burden I’m carrying is too heavy. My brain, my heart and even my breath can add so much weight to my being — and my journey — if I’m not careful.

Today seems like a good day to loosen my grip, place the weight of my concerns into a prayer. Take some deep, renewing breaths, shake out my tight shoulders, gently smile and move forward. Oh so lightly.

P.S. How much am I loving the wispy details of my neighbors’ flowers? So, so beautiful.

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