Lightly Child, Lightly.

Let me seek then,
the gift of silence and solitude,
where everything I touch is turned into a prayer:
where the sky is my prayer,
the birds are my prayer,if
the wind in the trees is my prayer…

Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude


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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. and that is a lovely sanctuary to worship within.

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  2. Splendid words of solitude, David.

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  3. It is all a prayer in nature 🌿🌻

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  4. Holding this in my inbox for awhile…

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  5. Love. And yesterday’s snowfall was just like this…Grace, blanketing the earth.

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  6. This leaves me nearly with tears – we had 20cm of snow yesterday…. it was a fairytale story (except for those who were left stranded, damaged, frozen and mangled on all the streets – French don’t do winter equipment!…..) And such a good looking guy too – a double pleasure!

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  7. We have far too little silence in our lives. No room for a quiet thought.

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  8. roseanne333 says:

    Love this, David. Thanks.

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  9. I love solitude

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