Allow – a beautiful poem by Danna Faulds

When I read it I saw the ability for someone to know that grief is the normal reaction to loss, and that if you allow yourself to grieve, then this will assist your own life. Thank you Danna Faulds for your beautiful poem.


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.