She Let Go


by John Siddique

She let go
Without a thought or a word
She let go
She let go of the fear
She let go of the judgements
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 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

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I'm a peaceful warrior, mom, nerd, & animal fan.

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