Letting go. ~ A Poem by Ben Ralston

Via Ben Ralston
on Jun 24, 2013
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Letting go.


I’ve walked

Many paths

Through this beautiful forest.


Some have been terribly steep,

Slippery, treacherous, terrifying

Every dark step of the way.


Others have carried me weightlessly,

Conveyor belts of Marvelous


Light-filled space

Warm and soft and whole.


The difference, I have learnt,

Is in the eyes

(in the heart).

To change how we look is

To change what we find.


And the greatest secret I can share?

~ The less you know, the better.


Because to step from one path to another

Is the simplest thing in the World,



You can do it Any Time.


Any Time, even right Now!


All it requires is

A lightness of Being

That comes only

from letting go,

Letting go,



If you feel it, share it. With love.


About Ben Ralston

Ben Ralston has been practising personal development—necessity being the Mother of invention—since he was about six years old. He’s been teaching and sharing what he’s learnt along the way for a couple of decades. His main thing is Heart of Tribe retreats—whose very purpose is to help you fall back in love with life, no less. Leading these retreats alongside his woman Kara-Leah Grant—also an elephant journal writer (that’s how they met!)—they combine a deep well of lineage-based yoga teaching experience, with expertise in healing trauma and various other methods of personal development. Ben also works with clients one-on-one via Skype, writes, makes videos from time to time, and is passionate about parenting. He lives in an intentional, tribal community in the hills of Croatia, where you might find him gardening barefoot and talking to the rocks. Connect with Ben on Facebook or YouTube or check out his website for more info.


3 Responses to “Letting go. ~ A Poem by Ben Ralston”

  1. elephantjournal says:

    Beautiful, brother. Sharing.

  2. Ben_Ralston says:

    Thank you brother. Means a lot to me coming from you.

  3. Carrie says:

    I've been in a place of letting go for a while now. Thank you for this, it's a beautiful connection.