PIECE OF PEACE: FEAR BY KHALIL GIBRAN
Khalil Gibran’s words encourage us to let go of what no longer serves us.
– KEYS SOULCARE
“It is said that before entering the sea
a river trembles with fear.
She looks back at the path she has traveled,
from the peaks of the mountains,
the long winding road crossing forests and villages.
And in front of her,
she sees an ocean so vast,
that to enter
there seems nothing more than to disappear forever.
But there is no other way.
The river can not go back.
Nobody can go back.
To go back is impossible in existence.
The river needs to take the risk
of entering the ocean
because only then will fear disappear,
because that’s where the river will know
it’s not about disappearing into the ocean,
but of becoming the ocean.”
— Fear, by Khalil Gibran
We’re feeling this poem, which Alicia recently regrammed alongside “A Beautiful Noise” (a new collaboration with songstress Brandi Carlile) on every level.
When it comes to growth, it’s so easy to give the finished product and the “after” all the props, while negating how hard it can be to let go of our comfort zones. But don’t forget the journey is what makes that transformation feel so good. Go ahead, let this poem’s power sink in. Can you loosen the grip on expectations of who you are just enough to welcome who you’re becoming? Can you let go of fear? Because what’s on the other side of uncertainty can be so rewarding.
Where did these words find you on your journey? Where might they inspire you to flow next? Let us know in the comments!