Friday, September 25, 2015

Danna Faulds: "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 with 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.

"Allow" by Danna Faulds. Text as published in Go In and In: Poems from the Heart of Yoga (Peaceable Kingdom Books, 2002)

Art credit: Untitled image by unknown photographer.


  1. Exactly the poem I needed to read this morning. Thank you _/\_


  2. Exactly the poem I needed to read today! _/\_

  3. This is one of my favorites of Danna's poems.... I just love it.... It speaks to me over and over again. And is exactly the one I needed to hear this morning too :)


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