One of my dearest friends used to urge me to “hold it lightly.” I would often hang up from our talks wondering exactly what she meant – what holding it lightly looked and felt like.
I think I understand now.
It’s simple really. Holding on tightly crushes, chokes the air out, stifles. It is desperate.
And desperate is not good.
Holding lightly acknowledges our want, yet frees us from our want. It allows for room, for air, for other choices. It is peaceful
And peaceful is good.
This week I have tried to hold it all lightly – the petty bothers; the silly disappointments; the promising news; the IRS notification – all of it.
When I am lighter, I am easier and life is easier.
Just a thought on this Friday. Have a relaxing weekend,