A Daily Dose Of Wisdom

 

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Tofino across on Vancouver Island – the credit for this image goes to Gavin Dumbar

 

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“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.

I was so preposterously serious in those days, such a humorless little prig.
Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me.
When it comes to dying even. Nothing ponderous, or portentous, or emphatic.
No rhetoric, no tremolos,
no self conscious persona putting on its celebrated imitation of Christ or Little Nell.
And of course, no theology, no metaphysics.
Just the fact of dying and the fact of the clear light.

So throw away your baggage and go forward.
There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet,
trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair.
That’s why you must walk so lightly.
Lightly my darling,
on tiptoes and no luggage,
not even a sponge bag,
completely unencumbered.

― Aldous Huxley, Island

 

 

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2 thoughts on “A Daily Dose Of Wisdom

  1. insanitybytes22 July 4, 2014 / 3:38 PM

    That’s a great quote. I am forever telling myself to lighten up. Relax, watch the world go by, smell the roses. It’s not always so easy.

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    • Tina The Mess July 4, 2014 / 6:38 PM

      Hi there…

      No, it’s not that easy…have read the book?

      I love that book,and essentially what I adore is the sentence that goes through the whole book plot: “Here and now”.

      That’s all what is important, ’cause we are living here, and now.

      So, maybe it is time to slow down,experience the here and now, and smell the roses.

      😀

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