Hold lightly

File:U.S. Army Capt. Erik Hickly, foreground, and other members of the Farah Provincial Reconstruction Team participate in a nine-mile rucksack march Sept 120911-N-II659-690.jpg
We have these incredibly heavy burdens we carry with us like rocks in a big rucksack.
We think that carrying this big heavy rucksack is our security; we think it grounds us. We don’t realize the freedom,  the lightness of just dropping it off, letting it go. That doesn’t mean giving up relationships; it doesn’t mean giving up ones profession, or one’s family, or one’s home. It has nothing to do with that; it’s not an external change. It’s an internal change. It’s a change from holding on tightly to holding very lightly
Tenzin Palmo, Into the Heart of Life

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