Dudes, there has been a lot of doom and gloom going around lately-- and for good reason, with the 5th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Mars in retrograde, the recession and what-not. The trouble is, our energy flows right to where are thoughts go. Negativity begets negativity, and positivity begets positivity. There is something about depressive thoughts and speech, though, that more easily take over one's consciousness. Perhaps this has something to do with gravity.
A few weeks back, I read this wonderful post about lightness on The Happiness Project (written by another J.D. doing more than the law with her degree). One of Gretchen's koans is
It is easy to be heavy. It is hard to be light. (G. K. Chesterton)
If only for today, let's find the strength to be light, to dwell in light, to become the light.