With all of us under pressure and hyperventilating for one reason or another -- hostile Tron takeover, Coronavirus, world politics, etc... -- deep breathing and light-heartedness become doubly important (after all, no one thinks more clearly, or does themselves any service by panicking and stressing out).
Below, is a valuable quote, by Aldous Huxley, which I often turn to when I am taking myself and life too seriously:
It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. So throw away 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...
Also, below is audio of me reading this soothing passage from Huxley's novel, Island, on Soundcloud -- if you want to sit back and listen to it, let the message sink in and treat it as a kind of breathing meditation.
And, because Truth agrees with itself, here's an echo, from Nietzsche:
They look sourly at this life, with heavy feet... They do not know how to dance, how should the earth be light for them!
All that is Divine moves on light dancing feet.*
Sending light-hearted smiles your way and hope these words reach and refresh all those who need to hear them. 🙏