poetry

let it go.

This is one of my favorite poems by E. E. Cummings. I think it’s important to recognize and prioritize what truly makes you happy and fulfilled in life. It is equally important to avoid what is toxic and negative – whether that be people, places, or things. Emotional or physical clutter, negative individuals, and unnecessary stressors should be eliminated whenever possible. Life is too short and too precious. … All that is just me speaking in general, not directed at current events.

Regarding current events, Kate Beckinsale shared this poem today on Instagram as part of the “me too” movement of empowering “victims” and acknowledging the widespread issue of sexual harassment and abuse. While I haven’t really experienced anything significant enough to warrant me saying “me too”, I do want to re-share this poem and add a message of love and solidarity to all the brave women and men speaking out. Keep fighting the good fight. ❤ I love you guys.

let it go – the
e.e. cummings

let it go – the
smashed word broken
open vow or
the oath cracked length
wise – let it go it
was sworn to
go

let them go – the
truthful liars and
the false fair friends
and the boths and
neithers – you must let them go they
were born
to go

let all go – the
big small middling
tall bigger really
the biggest and all
things – let all go
dear

so comes love

inspirational

Dalai Lama: words to live by. ❤

  1. Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
  2. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
  3. Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
  4. Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
  5. My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
  6. This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
  7. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
  8. Sleep is the best meditation.
  9. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.
  10. The purpose of our lives is to be happy.