This poem from Danna Faulds really resonated with me this week. Her work is such an inspiration.

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

~ Danna Faulds

COVID-19 is changing our society and the globe. It is reaching deep inside every one of us and turning our world upside down. Our dreams are on hold. Our faith is being questioned. We are being asked to let go of what we have thought is “normal”.

In our culture we are conditioned from an early age to expect to shine as an individual;  to make plans and achieve goals; to stand out above others,  pushing to succeed, strategizing to overcome and competing to win. We are also expected to be good consumers in order to achieve status and happiness and to show how successful we are. We thought that the pursuit of material things was the pursuit of happiness.

Many of us have been questioning these old ways for some time, and have come to realize that the wellspring of happiness lies within us, not in the external and material realm.

COVID-19 has changed all that. The old way of being doesn’t work any more. We must come together as a community, rather than compete against each other. We must work together to overcome the challenges that society faces now and in the future. We must embrace our global humanity and support each other, and our planet to sustain us. We must get creative and use our amazing minds for good rather than greed.

When we allow ourselves to fully experience life’s highs and lows,  it becomes clear that happiness doesn’t come from what we acquire or attain. It lies within us.

To find happiness we have to bring our attention into our inner world and let go of trying to control the outcomes of our life.

When we pause we transform.
Create this space for yourself.
Find your Middle Ground


24 comments on “Inspiration – Let it Go

  1. Beautiful. It’s an opportunity

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  2. Well said, Val


  3. It’s a reset button…and your words are thoughtful as always and we need thoughtful humans Val ☺️🤓 thanks for sharing ~ hugs and peace 💕🙏✌️ Hedy


  4. Well said Val. This event is most certainly causing us to pause and reflect on what really does have meaning in our lives 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋


  5. the poem is lovely, but ins some respects to me it suggests a giving up – an abandoning of our hopes and dreams. but isn’t that what moves us forward – our hopes and dreams for the future?


  6. And we can’t wait for someone else, we are responsible for our own reset.


  7. This whole post is beautiful — love this line from her poem —

    “Take this on faith: the mind may never
    find the explanations that it seeks, but
    you will move forward nonetheless.”



  8. Beautiful post, Val, and thank you for the lovely poem. It really speaks to our time–to hope and resilience.


  9. A lovely post, Val. I’m starting to rise out of my funk and see the opportunities for transformation. I hope we have the drive and courage. ❤ Be well, my friend.


  10. So good Val, thank you. 💕

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  11. Don’t worry . . . be happy! 😀

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  12. Happiness lies within us. Perhaps the biggest takeaway from all of this turmoil. Thank you for such a thoughtful post, Val. xo

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  13. It lies within us. I believe this in my bones.


  14. Beautiful 💗 Namaste 💗💞🌸


  15. So true, Val. We have much work to do…not on ourselves or to shine alone…but the real tough work of making it TOGETHER! I don’t think I have ever felt more divisiveness in my life. I feel like Mother Earth had to do something big to make us stop what we were doing and to get on board the Peace & Love train. I don’t know how we are supposed to proceed, but I believe the connections we have here and the way that we shine light is a really important factor. Thank you for the light that shines from your soul ❤


  16. Thanks for this, Val. Great poem, poignant. 🙏🌿🌎

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  17. I love letting go and just flowing Val. Good things do happen when we learn to let go.

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  18. Thank you, always manage to bring perspective to our current situation. xxx

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  19. This poem carries such beautiful words….I’m in love with it and thank you for sharing it with us…Covid 19 is just a phase, we will all get over it sooner than we think

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