Lightly Child, Lightly.

Don’t turn your head.

Keep looking at the bandaged place.

That’s where the light enters you.

And don’t believe for a moment that you’re healing yourself.

– Rumi, in It’s Not All in Your Head by Tony Giordano



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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. But believe that the light and time and those whispered prayers of ‘please , please, please’ and ‘thank you thank you thank you’ make all the difference in the world

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  2. that mark is there for a reason

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  3. I object rather with Giordano’s title: Everything is in the head…. or as HH says: Tout est dans la tête.
    I thought that rather preposterous all those many years ago but have learned that, if not ALL (everything), but the biggest part of everything we say, think, prepare, mull over, stems from the head first – whereas what we should do, is think with the heart first….
    And I wonder how many times you’ll have to read this until and even IF you’ll understand what I mean if I’m not even able to put it into words…. 😉

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  4. I have many memories of me, as a child, on my bed, holding my hands and limbs up to the slatted sunrays coming through the half-closed wooden shutters in our cheap, charmless but homely childhood appartment, studying my fingers, toes, the playing of light and shadow….. Fond memories.

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    RUMI .., wise man!! … ‘Keep looking at the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you … ‘ … Rumi, in It’s Not All in Your Head by Tony Giordano.

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    “You can sing sweet
    and get the song sung
    but to get to the third dimension
    you have to sing it
    rough, hurt the tune a little. Put
    enough strength to it
    that the notes slip. Then
    something else happens. The song
    gets large.”

    –Tess Gallagher

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