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She Let Go

Jul 9, 2017

Have you ever read a poem so powerful that you had to re-read it over and over again? I love this poem so much and it's collection of sentences describing the ways and means of letting go. It is brilliant, straight forward and true, simple and profound.

I found it so refreshing because we are all very well versed and our lives are so well-documented. We attend workshops, seek out gurus, read books and go to retreats, all to help us to figure out just how to let go. And then we post our revelations on any number of social media platforms out there. The beauty of the poem is in doing it without any fan fare or drama.

"It wasn’t good. It wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that. In the space of letting go, she let it all be.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

She Let Go
Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of fear.
She let go of judgments.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her....
She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice.
She didn’t read a book on how to let go. She just let go. She let go of all the memories that held her back.
She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go.
She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.
She made no public announcement.
She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.
She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.
No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort. There was no struggle.
It wasn’t good. It wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that. In the space of letting go, she let it all be.
A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her.
And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.
~Rev. Safire Rose

Let me know what you think?

Peace,

Karin xx