And…She…Let…Go

Read during shavasana last week….I hope it speaks to you like it did me.  Namaste.

 

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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6 thoughts on “And…She…Let…Go

  1. Nodegrees says:

    Why does this make me feel uncomfortable? It sounds so freeing yet seems naive. I certainly embrace the concept but wonder if it’s logical. With exception, don’t we believe that it’s better to get a diversity of perspectives to drive a more perfect decision or world? Letting go may not be the correct qualification? Our cadres of families and friends, all be them imperfect and possibly irrational may not be healthy to let go of?

    • butterboop22 says:

      It would be hard for me to answer your first question…it may be only for you to figure out. Maybe it’s because you can’t let go?
      Like any form of art, there is room for interpretation – and people are moved/inspired by it in different ways.
      This poem spoke to me. And no I do not believe it to be naive. For me, it was finally being in a healthy state, completely. It gave me hope. It validated quite a bit for me. Some things are just too unhealthy to hold on to. And simply letting go becomes the medicine.

  2. Nodegrees says:

    To answer my own question, letting go for me would feel as though I gave up. That’s not something I am good at. I have found that the hardest things to hold on to in my life have been the most incredible.

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