Sunday, October 28, 2012

She let go...

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‎She Let Go 

Without a thought or a word,
she let go. She let go of the 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 the memories that held
her back. She let go of all 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 analyze 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...

The author of this poem is unclear.  A few sites list Ernest Holmes as the author, another Jennifer Eckert Bernau and still another Rev. Safire Rose.


  1. This is a beautiful poem. My guess is Jennifer Eckert Bernau. (I don't think it's Ernest Holmes wrote it, he was the founder of Science of Mind and his quotes tend to be very ... preachy. Also, he was born in a time when they simply wouldn't have used she and her.)

    Also, the poem out there credited to her have two extra lines.

    Letting go ... that seems to be what I'm doing. (Having a really hard time with the daybed. Ridiculous, but there it is.)

  2. Thanks, Em - I didn't think that Homes wrote this. Not his style. At all. Had friends who were into the SofM stuff way back when....

    I did see those extra 2 lines in Jennifer's rendition - we are definitely our own gurus.

    Hoping your sleep situation improves! Day beds are not the most comfortable places to rest our bones!


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