Lightly child, lightly


It is such a small thing on the face of it, and yet in this world of speed and distraction, choosing to be less busy feels almost countercultural; slowing down, eccentric. Perhaps it is, for there’s no denying the expansive, time-bending effects of awareness. Sometimes, I do call it meditation: I sit cross-legged on a cushion in my yoga room; I set a timer and focus on my breath, bringing my attention to bear on the elusive, invisible third eye in the center of my brow point. These sittings are humbling: My mind sneaks away, I chase it down, lead it back, tie it again and again to my breath. Eventually, if I’m not in a rush to get on to the next thing, a small, silent space clears. I savor the taste of quiet, roll it around on my tongue, feel the day’s contours softening and opening around me.

~ Katrina Kenison, Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment


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  • 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. Sounds incredibly alluring. I keep bumping into meditation everywhere I turn–I think someone is trying to tell me something. May be time to listen….

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  2. and the trick is to experience that most anywhere, not even in a yoga room. to find your moments of quiet and peace amidst the chaos of life.

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  3. People often ask, “are you busy?” How am I supposed to answer that?

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  4. Beautiful. Less is just so much more. ❤️

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  5. Yes. Exactly that.

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  6. rebel, outlaw, weird, dreamer, these are the labels given to those who choose to journey a path a little more slowed down than the rest of the mob. Wonderful happenings have always occurred though from those of such ‘rebellious’ natures. 🙂

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  7. Hhhmmm … I love being eccentric. We can all be DK!

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  8. Reblogged this on Gr8fullsoul.


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