Allow – a poem by Danna Faulds


“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 the grace will carry you to higher ground.

The only safety lies in letting in 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.”


surrender to what is