Letting Go

To let go doesn’t mean to stop caring,
it means that I can’t do it for someone else.

To let go is not to cut me off,
it’s the realization that I can’t control another.

To let go is not to enable,
but to allow learning from natural consequences.

To let go is to admit powerlessness,
which means the outcome is not in my hands.

To let go is not to try to change or blame another,
I can only change myself.

To let was not to care for,
but to care about.

To let go is not to fix,
but to be supportive.

To let go is not to judge,
but to allow another to be a human being.

To let go is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes,
but to allow others to affect their own outcomes.

To let go is not to be protective,
it is to permit another to face reality.

To let go is not to deny but to accept.

To let go is not to nag, scold or argue,
but to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.

To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires,
but to take each day as it comes, and cherish the moment.

To let go is not to criticize and regulate anyone,
but to try to become whatever dream I can be.

To let go is not to regret the past,
but to grow and live for the future.

To let go is to feel less and to love more.

~ Author Unknown


February 14, 2014 · 5:00 AM

8 responses to “Letting Go

  1. cardamone5

    Thanks for following my blog. These words are so true, and it is this philosophy that I am trying to live my life by now. Thanks for the reminder.

    Best regards,

  2. Angela

    Wow!!! I will pass this on.. So so true!

  3. I’m working on this, praying God will let me let this half-relationship go. It’s easy to talk about, hard to do.

    • Thanks for sharing with us, Sandra. What you say is spot on. Like my grandparents use to say: Nothing worthwhile is easy. Praying God’s guidance over you.

  4. Thanks for sharing this, Mary. This is a principle that I have needed so much in my life, and I needed to be reminded today that as hard as it is, sometimes letting go is the best thing to do. Your timing is impeccable!

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