Lightly child, lightly


It’s like a dance. And we have to give each being space to dance their dance. Everything is dancing; even the molecules inside the cells are dancing. But we make our lives so heavy. We have these incredibly heavy burdens we carry with us like rocks in a big rucksack. We think that carrying this big heavy rucksack is our security; we think it grounds us. We don’t realize the freedom, the lightness of just dropping it off, letting it go. That doesn’t mean giving up relationships; it doesn’t mean giving up one’s profession, or one’s family,or one’s home. It has nothing to do with that; it’s not an external change. It’s an internal change. It’s a change from holding on tightly to holding very lightly.”

– Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Into the Heart of Life


  • Image Source: – Dancers from the National Ballet of China perform in Beijing.
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  • 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.”


  1. This is so true. “We don’t realize the freedom, the lightness of just dropping it off, letting it go” and when we do, we realize what lightness feels like. 🙂

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  2. There really needs to be a ‘love’ button

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  3. let it go…….

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  4. But then what do I do with my hands?

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  5. Ahhh, internal change…oftentimes the least perceptible to others and the most painful (and potent) for ourselves. Brings to mind that old adage “Better the devil you know…” Sigh…

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  6. Reblogged this on This Abundantly Delicious Life and commented:
    I just loved this…holding on lightly…

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  7. So glad Vicki reblogged this so I could come here. ❤
    Diana xo

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  8. kimberley Roquas says:

    Reblogged this on Kim is thinking out loud .

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  9. words reflect the stunning imagery David

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