Lightly child, lightly.

The aura around each thing.
Respect it – Pause a moment – before you grasp something.

~ Susan Sontag, “2/8/79” in As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980



  • Quote via violentwavesofemotion. Photo: Marta Bevacqua (via see more)
  • Prior “Lightly child, lightly” Posts? Connect here.
  • 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. This is getting scary! (in a good way) 😉
    Yesterday, a very ‘connected’ friend spoke to me about my ‘huge aura’…..
    Have a good, good day, will you?!

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  2. Dare I say that 1stly, I don’t know enough about and on Susan Sontag and 2ndly, she always scares me slightly…. Sometimes I don’t want to learn too much about somebody/something because I’m afraid of what I would learn….

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  3. fully present.

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  4. The power of sleeping well!

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    PAUSE!! … really try to see the aura. You will find it!!

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  6. lovely quotation…good advice–to give space…most people are not aware of auras or the energy fields around each living creature

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