Step 17 – Light-ness


scored for organ solo

“like swimming through concrete” – that is how I have often felt in my life.

whether depressed, or just down and out, or even just going through the motions of high school; there was a sense of restriction, of keeping things held back. Like chains on my soul.

but as one moves along the spiritual path, one frees up these weights we have placed on ourselves. Modes of thought and behaviour that we have learnt from our environment, our parents and culture. The accumulated assumptions of the world around us.

the sense of ‘lightness of being’; of being a free spirit, a creative dancer on the shores of life. To enjoy the moments of each day with a welcoming smile. To wave to passing souls.

by letting go of things, we become free-er, light-er. We can drift over the happenings of our lives, seeing things from a more balanced perspective; not get caught up in the dramas.

We are light with Joy.


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13 Responses to “Step 17 – Light-ness”

  1. Mariyah Says:

    I find organ music absolutely divine!! This was a wonderful piece.

  2. Elena Says:

    Becoming lighter, something I want but haven’t been able to articulate. My concrete has become thicker, though I haven’t stopped trying to find a way to joy. The more I know of and have experience in the world, the more weight seems to accumulate for me.

    Perhaps a shift in method is in order!

    I like the juxtaposition of the heavy organ music and the subject of lightness!

  3. Times And Chimes Says:

    I tried it and didn’t like it. But your writing is inspirational, colorful, and divine!

  4. zen Says:

    Very church, old world sounding

  5. Molly Says:

    Light-ness, free-er

    If only it always felt this good on the journey home.

    But in the end, that is where we are headed. Thanks for this lovely post.

  6. as i am Says:

    “by letting go of things, we become free-er, light-er.” – it is so true, but it is also one of the most difficult things to do…

  7. Radiant woman Says:

    “To wave to passing souls” – I like this wording of how we meet people and how we say goodbye. Sometimes I play this game to wave to little kids that sit in a stroller or the elderly that look into the street from behind their window. It is interesting to see who waves back. When they smile back, it is a little party to see the sun coming into someones face. Lovely post.

    Where do you get your great pictures? Are they all yours?

  8. Yumiko Says:

    you make good music

  9. dumbworldorder Says:


  10. sulochanosho Says:

    Yes, music even moves and melts the mountains too. Thanks to creativity in mankind to bring out the music in them. Thanks.

  11. Marianna Paulson Says:

    I used to say, “I’m in a wet paper bag & can’t get out.” I like your “concrete analogy.”

    You’ve also identified both the problem & the solution to stress. It’s “perspective.”

    Congratulations for soaring to new heights!

  12. Esmaa Self Says:

    I’d say each of my favorite artists are souls who’ve mastered letting go as means to become more. My goal, this.

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