She Let Go

I read this poem by Rev Safire Rose on Elephant Journal and found it quite beautiful and thought I’d share it:

She let go.
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear.
She let go of the 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 didn’t search the scriptures.
She just let go.
She let go of all of 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 and put no ad in the paper.
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 do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.
She didn’t call the prayer line.
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 and 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

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About Reena Davis

I am a certified yoga teacher and a student of all things spiritual.
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14 Responses to She Let Go

  1. Priya Pareek says:

    The picture goes well with the writing. Beautiful 🙂
    I would like to invite you to visit my blog, it’s always good to forge connections.
    http://priyapareek23.wordpress.com/

  2. pflead73 says:

    Hang on tightly, let go lightly 😀
    ~ Croupier

  3. alohaleya says:

    beautiful. ❤ thank you for sharing. such perfect timing. aleya

  4. Val Boyko says:

    Reblogged this on Find Your Middle Ground and commented:
    If you haven’t come across this poem yet … check it out at Yoga With Maheshwari. May we all find our way to let go . Namaste

  5. Healing Grief says:

    Beautiful poem Thankyou for sharing. “Like a leaf falling from a tree, no struggle or effort”. I hope all my letting go is as effortless!

    Karen

  6. Beautiful. Thank you for this!

  7. In the Stillness of Willow Hill says:

    I love how the poem gently releases all of the excuses for delay. Just do it.

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