I have always had a favorite poem, it stayed with me for years and years, helped me through thick and thin. This past August, shortly before I had my latest life changing experiences, I found a new favorite.
It came to me through a meditation app that I use (Insight Timer – look it up, it’s seriously amazing.) When I first heard it I knew…something inside of me shifted, clicked. I knew this poem came to me for a reason. I knew what it meant and where it was leading me, I just couldn’t see the next steps to take. So I sat with this poem, listened to it daily, or just about, and let it sink into me; become part of me.
In honor of it and International Women’s Day I thought it appropriate to post. I hope that it can bring something to you as well.
She Let Go
By Rev. Safire Rose
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.
Here’s the recording I fell in love with. I hope you enjoy it.