Lightly child, lightly


I let it go.
It’s like swimming against the current.
It exhausts you.
After a while, whoever you are,
you just have to let go,
and the river brings you home.

Joanne Harris, Five Quarters of the Orange 


  • Credit: Quote – Sweet Senderipity. Image Source: mennyfox55
  • 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. Lovely

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  2. So hard to do…

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  3. This one is unique. Wow. ☺

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  4. Christie says:

    Yielding… …very cool image

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  5. It is exhausting! Why do we keep doing it? 😅😅

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  6. Wow!

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Let it go …. what you resist, persists!!

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  8. So exquisitely simple and yet so damned hard. It’s like getting caught in a riptide–they tell you ‘Don’t fight it, you’ll drown. Let the water carry you a ways til you’re out and can safely return to shore.’ And yet, our instinct is to fight–hard. Such an interesting brain tweak to start my day, pal, and that image is *soooo* cool!! 🙂

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  9. Love the image, perfect for the message.

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  10. LOVE!

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  11. She drifts around like one of the dust motes in my house.

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  12. it does.


  13. Were just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl year after year….

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  14. Love this metaphor David! ❤
    Diana xo

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