My early morning Joyful Yoga instructor, Marti Dowman, was speaking directly to me this morning when she read this beautiful poem by Danna Faulds.
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
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.
It also made me think about a design client who is having a difficult time letting go of possessions from a past (not altogether positive) life as she enters into a new chapter with hope and optimism.
We are all holding on to something. A lost love, a dream, the past, possessions...it takes practice (and breathing) to let it go. And then, who knows what can happen. Something great.