Lightly child, lightly

We start out wanting everything, never imagining how much everything weighs. Then we can’t swallow things that eat at our gut. We call this integrity. Then one by one, we’re forced to put things down in order to go on. Like a bird dropping food three times its size in order to fly.

~ Mark Nepo, from “How to Empty” in Things That Join the Sea and the Sky: Field Notes on Living 


Notes:

  • Photo:  (via Your Eyes Blaze Out)
  • 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.”

Comments

  1. Love this 👏👏👏👏 Truth

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  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    … ‘Then one by one, we’re forced to put things down in order to go on. Like a bird dropping food three times its size in order to fly.’ … Mark Nepo, from “How to Empty” in Things That Join the Sea and the Sky: Field Notes on Living

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  3. To lighten the grip…

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  4. That’s the most beautiful text on ‘spill out undigestable stuff’ I’ve ever seen….. I have a ‘natural shutdown’* of food but also of words when my mind, heart, body don’t agree. It’s not always a gift but I try to look at it as such.

    * throat or stomach/bowels constricted, or rushing to the ‘quiet place’ for discharge, a feeling of actual heartbreak, etc.

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  5. oh my God, what a beautiful bird portrait finesse.

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  6. How true is this? Sometimes you need to let go of things that are holding you back.

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  7. I just discovered this as I was trying to ‘drop’ all the emails making it too heavy for me to fly.

    Thank you – again.

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