Letting Go

Hi lovely’s!  It feels like a long time since my last post.  There are a few things I want to share today, the first being a few fashion-y snaps.

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❤ My design book and little blue box nestled in the corner of my desk

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❤ A peek inside my closet….from florals to blush, white, and leopard

I LOVE decorating and organizing.  I try to keep my desk as clean and full of beautiful and inspiring things as I can, and I also try to categorize my clothing as well.  I’ve mentioned The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up a few times here before, and I finally dove into the final category of discarding today: the sentimental category.  I think I have been subconsciously putting off this category, because I am one to keep every single card and note.  After nearly four hours of sifting through old photos, cards, notes, gifts, school memories, etc., I finished!  I kept the things that felt truly meaningful to me.  I now actually have room in the drawer next to my bed to keep the books I’m reading, my current journal, and a pencil.  I used to have all of that just lying on the floor….which did not look very tidy, haha!

Around the time I was doing all of this today, I thought of a poem that really resonates and moves me to read.  Here it is:

She 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 judgements.

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 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 all be.

A small smile came over her face.

A light breeze blew through her.  And the sun and the moon shone forever more…

~Rev. Safire Rose

Thank you so much for reading my blog today, and I hope you enjoy this poem as much as I do.

Xo, Carly

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