Lightly Child, Lightly.

Hanif Abdurraqib, from an Interview with Krista Tippett titled “Moments of Shared Witnessing” (Onbeing, April 29, 2021)


  • Source: weltenwellen
  • 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. Although he speaks literally, I think the challenge presents itself metaphorically to us to love the facets of who we are, the presentations of those parts of us that are enervating, annoying, unpleasant, etc…certainly there are parts of me that I find far more appealing than others (ok, ‘appealing’ may be a stretch, and self-love is an ongoing challenge for me, but you know what I mean). More coffee…

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  2. we’re all one big dysfunctional family inside, love us or not, you’re stuck with us.

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  3. Once again, Mimi nails it. ❤️

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  4. Am thinking the “required to love multiple versions” is like how I’ve felt about my children–loving them no matter what, and what goes with that is non judgment. Evaluating whether they were lovable or not never came into focus. So, “being with what is” rather than opinionating. Works for the self as well.

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  5. That made me smile. Thank you DK.
    Loving ALL of our facets is the challenge. Yet, those yucky hidden parts are the ones that we can really learn from.


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