POEMS: “Allow”

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Allow

There is no controlling life.
Try corralling a lightning bolt,
containing a tornado. Dam a
stream and it will create a new
channel. Resist, and the tide
will sweep you off your feet.
Allow, and grace will carry
you to higher ground. The only
safety lies in letting it all in –
the wild and the weak; fear,
fantasies, failures and success.
When loss rips off the doors of
the heart, or sadness veils your
vision with despair, practice
becomes simply bearing the truth.
In the choice to let go of your
known way of being, the whole
world is revealed to your new eyes.

Danna Faulds

From “Go In and In: Poems from the Heart of Yoga”

via: http://www.mindfullivingprograms.com/resources_poetry.php

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. The power of acceptance and letting things be… Will set us free. We will all get old, we will all get sick. Some people will suffer tremendously… Its life. Without bad there would be no good… Its the balance of life and nothing will change that fact…. TRUTH

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    1. So true dear friend! We cannot control everything… sometimes we need to accept the things we cannot control and trust there is a much bigger picture beyond, while we try to change the things we can 🙂

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      1. Exactly… All around us is everything as life’s balance. But if you keep your mind clear the bad will walk the other way! Thank you for the comment!

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