We are living in trying times.
The way things are is not an accident.
They are caused by sick beings who profit from chaos.
They profit in money, or power, or what they perceive as protecting themselves from you if you got too aware, to true to your purpose, or intelligent enough to know what they are up to.
How does one survive this and keep his/her head?
Some words of wisdom that I ran across from the famous writer Aldous Huxley from his novel, Island…
“It’s dark because you’re trying too hard,” said Susila. “Dark because you want it to be light. Remember what you used to tell me when I was a little girl. ‘Lightly, child, lightly. You’ve got to learn to do everything lightly. Think lightly, act lightly, feel 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 was the best advice ever given me.
Well, now I’m going to say the same thing to you, Lakshmi . . . Lightly, my darling, lightly. Even when it comes to dying. Nothing ponderous, or portentous, or emphatic. No rhetoric, no tremolos, no self-conscious persona putting on its celebrated imitation of Christ or Goethe 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 all 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.”
— From Island by Aldous Huxley
Yes, walk lightly, my Dears. They can’t touch you if you don’t let them. You don’t need their permission. Without your (our) attention they will wither and die.
Ignore them. Conquer your life, help your fellows, remain true to your own goals and purposes and flourish.
You can. You must.
Have a great week.
Dr. David I Minkoff, MD