Let my senses rest
Let my eyes ease

Let go of past ripples
Let go of future seas

Feel the toll on my joints
Feel the pace in my mind

Allow my body to pause
Allow my emotions to glide

Find sirens in tension
Find gravity in reveries

Accept the present as it flows
Accept my nature as it proceeds


Nothing will be perfect.

Nothing can fit an ideal.

There are billions of humans with different perspectives.

There are endless amounts of information in motion.

And, everyone and everything flow at their own unique pace.


Holding on disrupts the constant.

Letting go defines the moment.


Right now is who I am.

Right now is where I am.


My life is moving at my own unique pace.

And, sometimes, I dig my heels in front of that moving train.

Sometimes, I try to run ahead of it.

But, eventually, I jump back in and ride shotgun as I lick my wounds from these illusions.


My body…as it is…

My mind…as it is…

…they are coming with me…

…as I find my place in this natural, constant, and ever-transitioning flow.


And to find you
In yours

I’ll connect
And support

Until letting go
When it is done

Or risk losing ourselves
In compulsion

About Kevin Carlstead

I graduated as a hospitality and psychology student at University of Denver. I spent most of my teenage and young adult years in the hospitality industry. I am still searching for what industry suits my personality and talents so that I can feel more meaning throughout my days. My current career pursuit has me enrolled in a graduate program to become a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I was born and raised in San Diego, CA. I love music with something to it. I love life with something to it. I have made it one of my purposes in this life to integrate both of these things that I love. This blog and my own songwriting has given me the platforms to do that very thing. Thank you for reading.
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1 Response to Acceptance

  1. beautiful Kevin.
    Thank you

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