“She Let Go” A Poem by Rev. Safire Rose

“She Let Go” A Poem by Rev. Safire Rose

I recently had the pleasure of chatting over coffee with Kathleen Holmes, the Director of Development for Legal Aid of Western Missouri.

She has a go-to poem she shares with a lot of young women and I was lucky enough to be added to that list of recipients. Since I read it, I’ve thought of it often and I’d like to share it here in the hope that it speaks to you as well:

“She Let Go” by Rev. Safire Rose

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear.  She let go of the judgments.  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 of 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 it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.

What do you think? Comment below if this poem resonates with you. I hope it provides inspiration for you as you move through the world.

Note: This poem is written and copyrighted by Rev. Safire Rose, a minister at Agape International Spiritual Center.

By | 2018-07-11T21:40:03+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Inspiration|3 Comments


  1. Leslie Scott November 14, 2016 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    This is exactly what I did! I didn’t plan it. It just happened, and one day I realized that it had. Love this!

    • Stina Hergott November 14, 2016 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      That’s whats up, Leslie! I’m not surprised – you are awesome like that. XO!

  2. Paige March 7, 2017 at 2:48 am - Reply

    Yes please… love this!

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