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Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Lightness of Being


Lately I have been thinking about becoming lighter. I want to be so light that I float.
I am not talking about weight here, though being lighter in that way would be good :-).
I am talking about being light in my heart, being light in my thinking. I hang on to so much junk, junk that mostly comes from other people and junk that I make up, stories I tell myself that are not true, or even if they are, they are junk and I don't need it. All that stuff weighs me down makes me think that things matter when they really don't. I want to let go and fly. Since I have been doing "the process" (see other posts about this) I have become lighter. My goal is to have no goals :-). Except to lighten up, don't take anything seriously and have more fun. It may seem trivial, being light and having fun, but I think it is a very worthy goal, it makes one more fun to be around, it spreads joy, it heals. I am off to paint and glaze and start my Christmas list. I am off to float and fly. Happy Sunday!!! XOXO

18 comments:

Angela Recada said...

Your description of lightness sounds wonderful! I wish you much happiness and success in your journey, sweetie.

Love and hugs,
xoxoxo
Angela

Lori ann said...

What a delight full post Annie! I agree Light is good, i love your nongoal. Heavy is good too, for down comforters and bags of peaches.
enjoy your merry making!

Annie said...

Angela-Thank you darling. xoxo
Lori-:-). xoxo

M.Kate said...

Dearest Annie...I like the feeling of being light. Being lighter in weight is ideal, being lighter in everything else is even better. Very delightful thought indeed. Love ya..am off for a break. Hugs..M

Melanie said...

Have a wonderful time with the glazing. I hope you succeed in being lighter inside. Yes some of those tales we tell ourselves can be heavy and not productive to our wellbeing.

ExtraO said...

We could all stand to be a little lighter. :-)

Elena said...

What a beautiful post. You already sound so light; spreading your joy throughout.

studio lolo said...

Nice post Annie. I have to get back to reading that book!

xo♥

becky said...

I love this post, Annie! "light in my heart, light in my thinking," yes! the junk we tell ourselves... why do we do this? why don't we tell ourselves positive, good messages. I'm going to be better at this! :)
thanks!
:)

Annie said...

Thanks! You all lighten my load and I am so glad you are here.
Lolo, Yes, read that book! xoxo

Robyn said...

Happy making Annie and enjoy the lightness of being.

This is a beautiful post and one that I needed to read today.

xxRobyn

Mim said...

oh i love the imagery. it is delightful and frothy and light to read this post

kj said...

great attitude annie. do you know hugh prather? he says 'have preferences, not goals.' i always try to remember that.

xoxo

Erin Davis said...

As someone who has been carrying all of her stress in her chest lately, I thank you for this post!

Jos said...
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Jos said...

Yes this really speaks to me too Annie.

..."I am off to float and fly."...

Just totally loved this bit. Think I might toddle off and try a bit of floating and flying too.

I so agree about junk, and particularly the things that we tell ourselves. So very true.

Big huge hugs to you. Love Jos xx

[edit of previous comment ... my glasses fell off and I didn't notice that I'd typed 'things' twice! xx]

secret agent woman said...

I loved this post and found myself re-reading it. Something to think about.

mermaid said...

My first thought when I saw the picture was, "Wow, she's found heaven. Can I be there, too?:)" Annie, I think you are on to something by lightening your load.

May you float up to that light and kiss it.