A Little Lighter

Continuing On December 25, 2016

I found life

continued to unfold —

each of us

doing our best

to listen

to our own quiet prayer,

getting lost

and returning

again and again

to silence.

I found it a bit


after a while —

all the trying

to understand and


And so I continued on

as a part of

the mystery —

a little lighter —

participating without ever

leaving the space

within my deepest heart

and just below

the surface.

Comments 14

  1. Lorien says on December 26, 2016

    When you can be aware that you are trying so hard to understand and interpret, it can be very funny to see yourself doing this. The challenge is to even notice that this is what is happening. That drive to understand, to make sense, to analyze, this can cause so much pain–we project our ideas of what should be instead of staying with the direct experience of what is. I’d dearly love to stay present more and more and more, to be in this direct experience, to put down the burden of interpretation. And just laugh and laugh. ❀ πŸ™‚ ❀

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  2. Lorien says on December 27, 2016

    Ah…how he says, “Nobody belongs to you. Not even you.” And “You can be a container for suffering. Why not be a container of freedom? The option is with you.” So powerful.

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      • Lorien says on December 28, 2016

        I like that too. Coming from a woman who has spent so much time agonizing inside her own mind…it’s so freeing to realize that we don’t have to keep looking at that. It doesn’t have to be fixed or addressed. We can simply redirect our awareness.

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  3. Lorien says on December 29, 2016

    Yes, I know that feeling too. I find it really comforting to think that the reason I wasn’t brought to certain ideas and information sooner is that it simply wasn’t the right time. Imagine, living in a mind that sees everything happening at the perfect time? You’d never be late, even if the whole rest of the world said you were! You’d always be right on time. πŸ™‚ ❀

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