She Let Go

I came across this beautiful poem very recently. It spoke to me, of all the things that I have experienced in life, how they have affected me, how I have clung to those feelings, good and bad. How I have been fearful of letting go of bitter pain, stepping away from aching sadness, or accepting into my hands small joys. How we cloak ourselves in our stories and forget we can take those cloaks off.

But one day, not so long ago, I realised it can be done, not only that, but I had been doing it all along, and I hadn’t seen it happening
– until I remembered ‘that time’, or thought about ‘that person’.

It isn’t easy, but it is necessary
– if we are to find peace, to accept joy, to release pain.

I let go.

She Let Go

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of 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 analyse 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.


6 thoughts on “She Let Go

  1. This is really nice. Letting go is not easy to do. I try to put things in God’s hands, especially problems, but it’s always easier said than done. I loved the line, “like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go”

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    • It is very beautiful writing indeed. Let Go and Let God is a tremendous expression, and one that I repeat to myself regularly when I feel like I am trying too hard and not making any headway because I essentially don’t know what I am doing. Some times it is best to let your path take you where it will. x


  2. Beautifully written .It sounds so easy but the depth and act of letting go requires tremendous courage and strength of character.All those who reach the point of let go are praise worthy .

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