I Let Go
I let go.
Without a word or a thought, I let go.
I let go the fears. I let go the judgments. I let go the flock of opinions stampeding around my head. I let go the committee of indecision within me. I let go all those ‘right’ reasons.
Wholly, completely, without hesitation or worry, I just let go.
I didn’t ask for advice. I didn’t read a book on how to let go. I just let go. I let go all the memories holding me back. I let go all the anxieties keeping me from moving forward. I let go all the planning and calculations about how to do it just right. I just let go.
I didn’t promise to let go. I didn’t write the projected date of letting go on my calendar. I didn’t wait for the weather to turn, or the dog to stop barking or the proper moment. I just let go.
I didn’t analyze whether I should let go. I didn’t journal about it. I didn’t visit a Zen Buddhist Temple. I didn’t call the prayer line. I didn’t consider it at all. I just let go.
No one else was there to see it happening. There was no applause, no congratulations. No one else thanked me or praised me. No one else noticed a thing. But I did.
Like a water droplet dangling from a leaf, I just let go. No effort. No tension. No struggle. It wasn’t good or bad, not right nor wrong. It just was.
In the process of letting go, I let things be as they were. I let it go all day, again and again, and again. And when I discovered myself holding on, I let that go too.
A small smile turned the corners of my mouth. A light breeze tousled my hair. The sun beamed on my upturned face. And I could feel warmth tingling in my heart once more.
Inspiration: She Let Go, Rev. Saphire Rose
This is a text that comes from my friend anonymously. This person reached out to me when I started to write about depression and struggles that I was going through. I was not great friends with this person before, but I believe that this common experience has brought a deep bond between us. I am forever grateful for this friendship. This poem is beautiful. This poem has given me strength over the last few months. To my friend- Thank you!
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