Lightly child, lightly

Under the light of eternity
the daily trivia,
the daily frustrations,
fall away.
It is all a matter of getting to the center of the beam.

~ May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude


  • Image Source: Carolyn Cochrane
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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. go to the light…..

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  2. …. In the center of our being ….

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  3. Whoa. Gorgeously simplistically perfect.

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  4. Is this an excerpt of a longer poem or just text from May Sarton’s journal? Intriguing either way.

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  5. Excerpt from Journal.


  6. I just keep thinking the heart of the matter is the light of the Soul’s passion….

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