Tread lightly…

I have been weighed down

By heaviness all around

The weight of expectations

Air thick with nervous anticipation

Anxiety over things out of control

Pressurizing my mind and soul

Ambition burying me down deep

Lofty dreams breathing heavily on my sleep

Clouds of despair laden with grief surround me

Adding more heft to my abject misery…

Oppressed and pressed by all this weight

I want to escape and start with a clean slate


I wake up feeling crushed by this weight

Then decide, hoping it is not too late

To tread lightly on my life’s journey

Unburden myself, let my guiding principle be

Lightness of being- in actions, in thought

Throw away the baggage I have brought

Into my life, that is pressing on me

Imagine myself unencumbered, light and airy

Let depressing thoughts bounce off my skin

Before they have a chance to settle in

Laugh out loud, disperse the thick clouds of despair

Drive away my anxieties, tell them I don’t care

I decline to carry any burden with me

I spring ahead with hope, light and feathery

I choose today, and shall choose every day

To stay light and nimble, keep the weight away

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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