Mindfulness

Let Go of the Ways You Thought Life Would Unfold

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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 receive 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.

-Source Unknown


Someone I loved needed to hear the sentiment in this poem this week. It was perfect for them as they felt frustrated by a lack of certainty, of knowing what step to take, or how it’ll all turn out. I struggle with this a lot too. I’ve decided the only certainty I’ve learned is that there is no change or transformation without pain, struggle and then ultimately surrender. It’s quite possible that no door opens until you allow another to close completely and lock without possessing the key. So, what do you do? You let go and have faith. You don’t become worthless and useless while you let go….you lean in every day into a more authentic version of yourself but you simply stay open and release the need to know why. It’s hard as shit believe me. But the good stuff always seems to come when you surrender to faith.

In health,

Erica