Lightly Child, Lightly.

In silence which is active, the Inner Light begins to glow – a tiny spark. For the flame to be kindled and to grow, subtle argument and the clamour of our emotions must be stilled

The word born of silence must be received in silence.

~ Pierre Lacout, Quaker Faith & Practise (2.12) in Twelve Quakers and Worship


  • Photo: Patty Maher. Quote: Thank you Beth @ Alive on All Channels
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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. quiet is powerful.

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  2. Love this early quiet time of day. The beautiful photo adds lovely sweetness to the silence.

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  3. Silence is *so* therapeutic, especially in today’s world, where it seems there’s a cacophony of sound everywhere you go. One of the reasons I treasure my early mornings so dearly….

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  4. I wonder if it’s a question of
    – getting older or
    – the world getting louder all the time
    Which make me treasure the silence so very much, way more than it used to be the case. I don’t find joy any longer in environments heaving with noise, shopping centers, streets & large gatherings, the constant noise is rendering me impatient and moody.
    When you pair the word silence with photos like the one above and a text like the one used here it’s just PEACE & wonderful solitude for a short while. It heals and makes me quiet within myself. Beautiful

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  5. Beautiful words to take me gently into the evening. 💛

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  6. This photo. The stuff you find lifts me UP.

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  7. Wow! Love this David…I feel such a breathing release of fresh air and the kindred voice that speaks in the silence…thank you!

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