A Poem to Lighten the Load


This poem was recently shared with me:

“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 let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days.

Lightly, lightly. It was the best advice ever given to 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, Island.

We often carry what isn’t ours; or become overwhelmed with task. We are often weighted down by things from our past, mulling them over until they become part of the load. What a lovely reminder that despite our day ahead of us, we can bring lightness into our thoughts; we can invite it into our every day routine.

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