Let It Go – By Danna Faulds

This is one of my favourite poems that I love to share with students in class. It is a gentle reminder to let go of trying to control what cannot be controlled. And to save your strength to simply BE. Trusting that as you let go, you move in the direction of peace. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It certainly seems relevant at this time.


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 received 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.

by Danna Faulds