Letting go

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Holding on is believing that there's only a past, Letting go is knowing that there's a future - Daphne Rose Kingma  

First blog post regarding Yoga! I have been writing a newsletter to my yoga clients for many many years now, and my daughter suggested that I share it with the wider community. So here we go. Please like, comment and share.

A couple weeks ago I shared the below poem with my Yoga students. The poem is by Safire Rose on letting go of our fears and limited beliefs. I found it really inspiring and I hope that you do too. You can easily change the SHE for a HE.

Letting Go To Let the Light Get In

S/he let go
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 of the memories that held her back.
She let go of all 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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Our yoga practice can also be instrumental to letting go, to find clarity in our ever changing life circumstances.

What do you think?