I always talk about holding on, because I cannot afford to let go.
I have spoken before on my work situation, and how I had to hold on for a while longer and things will get better. It’s not. I’m just tired now. I’m just sad now. And it permeates inside me.
And I was and am trying very hard to pull myself back up, when I coincidentally came across these words by Aldous Huxley. I was sitting in my office and I had to stop myself from just breaking down.
These words hit me. Bone-deep.
In times like these, maybe it’s better that you take a moment to yourself and breathe. You might not have passed the storm, but at least you’ll have a better hold on yourself.
“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.
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.”