Lightly Child, Lightly.

Whispering “yes” instead of screaming no…

Try it. If you’ve tried it before, try it again…

and soften into it…

No need for fancy formulas or prescribed affirmations.

No goal.

Just be.

Right here…

One breath in front of the other.

~ Mirabai Starr, Softening into the Pain


  • Photo: Surrender by Anne-Martine Parent. Quote: Thank you Make Believe Boutique
  • 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. Yes, whispered.

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  2. And why is it that screaming is so much easier than whispering?! ESPECIALLY at the end of a long and difficult day, or at the beginning of a steep mountain to climb….

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  3. bit by bit

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    ‘Just be. Right here … One breath in front of the other.’
    Mirabai Starr, Softening into the Pain

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  5. Anonymous says:

    mmm, I’ll simply exhale…so there’s space for more breathing

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  6. mmm, I’ll simply exhale…so there’s more space to breathe

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  7. In the whispering softness of dawn, I exhale. Inhale. Lightly. Softly.

    thank you for this sweet, tender reminder David.

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  8. So very hard to whisper yes when you are feeling unheard.
    I shall breathe deeply, exhale slowly and then whisper yes.
    Thank you, David

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  9. Tried once
    Got tired again
    Yes or No
    Doesn’t matter anymore
    Smile with a no 🙂
    is sweet as a yes.
    try it..once.
    try it again

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