Two Myths Take a Hike

two men on mountain

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Atlas is always shouldering his load.
You know the feeling – the weight
of everything pressing in, suffocating.

And there is Sisyphus pushing the
boulder uphill, over and over. Two
posters boys for ceaseless effort.

But what if (now here’s a radical idea).
the way of transformation is not a
long or tortured change?

What if its just being here, this moment,
now, complete and whole? what if you
could whisper in Atlas’s big ear, “It’s
time to let go. Really. The heavens will
not disappear if you put your burden down.”

Imagine him thinking about it. Imagine
him believing. See him set the load down,
straighten up, stretch, smile, stride over to
Sisyphus and say something you can’t hear.

See the stone roll down, and Sisyphus
choose not to follow. You are the witness
to the shouts of joy, the head shaking
wonder and relief – you mean its that easy?

Imagine the spring in their step, the lightness
of their laughter as they climb that hill and
disappear from view.

~ Danna Faulds

Lighten up my friends. Lighten up.

27 thoughts on “Two Myths Take a Hike

  1. The here and now is all that matters.. Lovely poem with a great message within its words Val..
    I have lightened up Loads.. 🙂
    Have a beautiful day… Spring is on its way, Let us give it a helping hand by keeping that spring in our step.. 🙂
    Wishing you a perfect week Val. 🙂

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  2. What a great idea and one that I like to do every day (if I can). If only the bulk of the population got back to the old-fashioned values/lifestyles and learned ‘less is more’.


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