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 grace will carry
you to higher ground. The only
safety lies in letting it 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.
Danna Faulds is a poet, Yoga practitioner and frequent meditator.
She is the author of six books of poetry: Go In and In, One Soul, Prayers to the Infinite, From Root to Bloom, and Breath of Joy, as well as her memoir Into the Heart of Yoga.