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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. #inspiringquotes #wordstoliveby

I’d like to share a beautiful poem that touched my soul.

It is “She Let Go”

I’d love to know what you think.

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.

This poem is attributed to Earnest Holmes as well as Reverend Safire Rose.  Whoever composed it, it is powerful!

As the year draws to a close, I am reflecting on the months gone by, my life experiences, my relationships, my work, and in general, life. I am contemplating on letting go of the things that are no longer relevant. I am trying to live a life of intent.  That includes letting go of things that no longer make me happy.

How about you?

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Jayakrishnan KK
    December 13, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    We were totally empty when we entered on this mysterious but wonderful world. Mysterious, why? In a life span none could study one totally, the nature and its inhabitants, many unimaginable facts are hiding behind it, where our thoughts could travel and our eyes could view the truth. At the same time the world is so wonderful, but again a life days are not enough to share and witness its wonders. We start gathering by moments by moments the experiences of life and adopt the same in our own system. Over the period we are influenced by these experiences, good or bad, decides its value processing the thoughts within the boundary walls of our mind and accumulates and continue to live with lot more of expectations and dreams. We finds pleasure in fulfilling desires and follows it continuously without noticing an end of it. In this run, we are pushed in the act of neglect, crushing precious soul of life. By the time we experience to feel that it is time for us to let go…, we would have too late to let go within the remaining time left for us, all the moments we gathered and attached with sentiments. So, one has to determine to step into the acts of detachments well in advance, to pave path to greet the end moments, by letting go feeling to gain the end SMILE, to reflect it always in the minds of those we leave behind, by the moment we reach the point of destination, in the journey of momentary life. Of course, not all lives are blessed in this form of journey… to travel through in all stages of life. Many are victimized as part of teaching of the lessons of life, none other than the Creator, for all around, with an effort to bring back the witnessing souls to the correct path of life, to attain purity to continue further journey of life…. where our mind couldn’t reach and eyes could view…. The touchy and great lines….
    “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”…..
    Definitely, powerful lines… strong enough to knock all the blocks of mind and bright enough to illuminate and feel its presence in Mind…..

  • Reply
    Shailaja Vishwanath
    December 13, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Interesting poem 🙂 I believe letting go is a very personal concept. There is no one right way to let go. Learning to let go is very liberating, of course. And it shows its effect on your relationships, your health, your mental wellness and of course, in your work.

    As long as the person letting go is content, at peace with the decision and is able to move forward, that is the best thing possible. And of course, you must be happy, Vidya. That, above all else, is paramount 🙂 Be happy, as always. Have a blessed 2018.

  • Reply
    Mark Blaise
    December 13, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Hi Vidya,

    A very beautiful, deep, powerful yet simple poem indeed … and I’m not normally a poem type of guy, hahaha.

    Two words and feelings came to me while reading the poem:

    Inner Peace and Happiness.

    Actually, technically its 3 words … but who’s counting, right? … or even 4 words with the and in there, hahaha.

    Yes, sometimes we all just need to give things up, block things out of our lives, release, let go and just simply escape. It didn’t quite touch my soul, like it did yours … but it did leave a lasting impression and made me really think that it is a really great way to be at peace with yourself and to be happy in life.

    I really like the way you brought it back full circle and applied it to a year end review of your life … with new beginnings for the New Year.

    Since you’ve been nice enough to have shared my new favorite poem and your application with me, I’ll be doing the same. Thank You.

    Peace and Happiness

    Mark
    LiveLoveLaughBeHappy.com

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      December 16, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Thank you, Mark! Glad you liked it! Ah, my year-end review post will be a mega post on Dec. 30, as it is also the day of my monthly Gratitude blog hop.
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    KP
    December 14, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Life is an eternal struggle between retention and letting go of the several incidents,memories and the clutter in our mind and we rarely come across the few who have won this battle.Nevertheless the battle in every human mind continues with success in varying degrees.
    The poem is very nice and inspiring to read

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      December 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      Thank you, KP sir. Agree with you. It is a balance!
      Vidya Sury recently posted…She Let Go

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    Darla M Sands
    December 15, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    That is powerful, if a little eerie. It almost reads to me like she left this world. Namaste, my dear.

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