There are 3 little words that are key to the process of transformation. In fact they’ve almost become cliché.
They get bandied about like we all know what they mean and how to bring them to life. But I’m not sure this is even the case.
They’re the apparent panacea for when things go wrong, “Just do this, and all will be well again.”, they say.
Yet they also contain a much deeper, unseen meaning. When acted on with heart, they can alter the course of our life for the better.
What are these 3 little words? I’ll let poet Danna Faulds explain:
Let it Go
Let go of the ways you thought life would unfold:
the holding of plans or dreams or expectations – Let it all go.
Save your strength to swim with the tide.
The choice to fight what is here before you now will
only result in struggle, fear, and desperate attempts
to flee from the very energy you long for. Let go.
Let it all go and flow with the grace that washes
through your days whether you received it gently
or with all your quills raised to defend against invaders.
Take this on faith; the mind may never find the
explanations that it seeks, but you will move forward
nonetheless. Let go, and the wave’s crest will carry
you to unknown shores, beyond your wildest dreams
or destinations. Let it all go and find the place of
rest and peace, and certain transformation.
I love this poem. It inspires me to reflect on what it means to let it go, and how doing so can take me to unknown places beyond my wildest dreams. It’s such a turn on to think about.
On a related note, the restorative style Yoga we’ve been talking about over the last few weeks is a powerful way of teaching ourselves through our bodies about the experience of letting go. How to do it and how it feels to surrender to the experience in unintimidating ways. Where else can we get to know this experience outside of our everyday lives? I don’t know of any other, other than through Yoga.
What a gift.