This poem about moving on is closely tied to the emotional struggles of letting go and trusting new beginnings. Sometimes through tear-stained forgiveness, we can learn to let our past guide us along the path of love, rather than keep us from creating a better tomorrow.
“Everybody’s got a past. The past does not equal the future unless you live there.” – Tony Robbins
Sometimes, the only thing harder than letting go is moving on. We can approach our release with love for what has yet to be, however, and in doing so we let our faith in love be stronger than our faith in suffering.
We can move beyond the pain and choose to hold on to the positive aspects of our past.
This poem about moving on is truly about focusing our energy on beginning again from a solid foundation of love—for ourselves, for those who helped us become who we are, for those who showed us who we didn’t want to be anymore, and for everything.
Our spiritual assignments come in many forms.“Some think that holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it’s letting go.” – Hermann Hesse Click To Tweet
I have learned that I don’t want to hold on to my familiar suffering any longer out of a fear of the unknown. It is far less safe to stay in bitterness forever. It is far safer to open my heart up to new possibilities and the purity of love that comes from my own spirit.
The consistency of true joy lingers in the recognition of my own resistance to love, and my willingness to release that resistance when I see it.
“I generate my joy, I bring the light, and I become the love that I need. I do not generate suffering any longer.”
The following poem about moving on is not a message to leave people behind, but to leave behind the pain and the hurt. This is a call to map a future that is more like today, not a painful repetition of yesterday’s suffering. Your power lies in your presence today.
A Healing Poem about Moving On
Just holding tight,
Clinging to what I know.
My life has passed me by,
Masked by a night–
But it’s so hard to let go.
How can I trust myself?
I thought the chaos was really me,
And I know no other way.
Now these thoughts burn my soul.
I don’t think they’re me anymore.
I don’t want to be this person,
And I don’t want to suffer the fate
Of what I thought was meant to be.
I sense a river a joy,
And I sense it’s in me.
Ready for this road to end–
Where it began I forget.
Where it turns I’ve been that way,
But not in this way, not yet.
I’m forgiving my yesterday,
I’m letting the past stay there.
New doors are opening for me,
And now I’m going somewhere.
The light has shone upon me today,
And a familiar voice whispers, saying
Somewhere inside I need to change.
My thoughts will change my way.
These tears fall
From a place I miss,
But this place I remember now.
I remember I can go there,
And I remember how.
My heart whispers,
Is how you go back home.
Suffering you can kiss
For in it you do not belong.
If I look far out across that place,
Through the barren lands
Of my past,
Happiness left a single trace.
Somehow it lingered and it lasts,
And it carves for me now
A new past.
This is the path I’m taking,
And on it I’m making love
I see now with eyes so clear
That all I love I can still hold dear.
Any departure from love is just fear,
And nothing else exists.
In this truth I now live.
- Do you find it healing to get your thoughts out on paper, too? How do you best express your emotions?
- How do you stay connected to the pulse of the present moment?
- What practices or beliefs help you let go of what’s weighing you down and step into the light?
- Are you willing to trust the magic of new beginnings?
Please share your loving thoughts, favorite verses from this poem, healing insights and helpful lessons, and any stories of letting go and moving on with me in the comments.
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There is love in holding, and there is love in letting go. If you look with your heart, you’ll see that there is love in all things.