Staying positive and finding a way to move forward during difficult times can feel like a lonely place.
We’ve all been there; with people we love, our health, work, family just fall away and you are left feeling anxious, wondering what to do with yourself next. In the midst of struggling to get through the day-to-day under the heaviness of emotional devastation, what can you do to keep from getting sucked into the black hole of despair?
A few weeks ago, I was reminded about the importance of simply letting go. In the past I have had my own personal struggles with letting go. I have had to say goodbye too many times, to too many people, friendships, and loving environments that have come into my life for a time, and then departed. Letting go of people and situations that have already let go of you, is incredibly hard to do but, when things build up to a crescendo, we realise that we really have to release what is holding us back from being our true self.
I came upon this beautiful poem recently on insight timer, it seemed to fall into my life as a ray of hope – a gentle reminder of what I needed to do to be free of what was causing me pain and holding me back from living my own best life.
I hope that this poem will touch a place deep within you as well, and will have come into your life at a time when you might need it most.
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.
~ by Reverend Safire Rose
So ladies, let’s now talk.
What in your life have you struggled with in letting go?
With love and gratitude,