Save Your Strength to Swim with the Tide

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 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—notice—and find the place of rest
and peace, and certain transformation.

~by Danna Faulds, a poem from her book, Go In and In: Poems from the Heart of Yoga >>Adapted for inclusion in my forthcoming book Noticing by adding the word “notice.” <<


~Will Keiper –  The Noticing Guide (subscription is free at

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