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 is a therapist, healer, advanced Sivananda Yoga teacher, and writer. His writings have been read by millions of people and can be found on Elephant Journal, Rebelle Society, and various other portals online. He has been teaching Yoga for 16 years in hotels, ashrams, beaches, gyms and rooftops worldwide. And he runs a busy international therapeutic practice from his home in rural Croatia. Offering sessions in person or via Skype, his therapeutic work is based on healing trauma, and the tools he uses for this are varied – mainly RPT, Shamanism, and energy work. He has also developed some of his own methods, particularly in the area of abuse trauma; ‘resource state’ awareness; and boundary reconstruction. He regularly runs retreats combining Yoga and other energetic exercises with his therapy. He would love nothing more than to see you on one of these retreats, since he believes that this approach to personal development is really the only effective way of bringing love and peace to global human society. Connect with Ben on Facebook. Read more of his writing on his new website with integrated blog! Yes, he's excited about that :)


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.

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