Lightly child, lightly.


My God, a moment of bliss.

Why, isn’t that enough

for a whole lifetime?

― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “White Nights,” 1848. White Nights and Other Stories The Novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Volume X.


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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. Why is this is not enough? I think instinctively we are always craving for more, hence our difficulties in life.

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  2. and maybe it is –

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  3. It can’t possibly be enough!

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  4. Oh, to carry the joy of the smallest of beautiful things into the craziness of my day! Like seeing the moon this morning as I helped my daughter with a heavy load to her car. Turning and saying to the dog, “oh, Colt, look at moon.” Oh, to carry that beauty all day!


  5. Oh that we could be satisfied. Beautiful.

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