Lightly child, lightly

I now realize that
I habitually fight against a leisurely pace;
I resist giving in to slowness.

~ Daniel Klein, Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life


  • Prior “Lightly child, lightly” Posts? Connect here.
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “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.”
  • Image (edited) Source: Patterns in Chaos


  1. Lightly David, lightly. There’s almost nothing that can’t wait while you take in a moment or two.

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  2. and everything comes from the slow.

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  3. it is rewarding when you do–but it is so hardddddddddd!

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  4. Idleness is the devil’s work. Yet another thing I have to unlearn from my childhood, along with having to clean my plate at every meal.

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    There’s always a need to slow down …. slow down!!

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  6. I can very much relate to this conundrum; it is a state of mind grass is greener kind of conundrum: when the pace is frenetic, I crave the slow down. When things are quiet, I find myself craving the activity. Balance, middle ground, finding the sweet spot in between is far more difficult than it seems it should be.


  7. Hi David.– I love how they just soar and float so effortlessly. We could learn to do more of that. It reminds me of another video I shared not long ago. It feels the same with the same energy. Here it is if you like:

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  8. Oh, yes, that resonates. Here’s to a new year of less resistance and going more slowly to grab the wholesome abundant deliciousness life has to offer.

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