When we are ready to embrace a new chapter in our lives, there has to be a letting go. I came across this today, and thought I would share it with you.

Letting Go

Letting go does not mean to stop caring;

it means I can’t do it for someone else.

Letting go is not to cut myself off;

it’s the realization I can’t control another.

Letting go is not to enable;

which means the outcome is not in my hands.

Letting go is not to try to change or blame another;

it’s to make the most of myself.

Letting go is not to care for; but to care about.

Letting go is not to fix; but to be supportive.

It’s not to judge but to allow another to be a human being.

Letting go is not to be in the middle arranging the outcome;

but to allow others to affect their own destinies.

Letting go us not to be protective;

it’s to permit another to face reality.

Letting go is not to deny; but to accept.

Letting go is not to nag, scold or argue;

but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.

Letting go is not to adjust everything to my own desires;

but to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.

Letting go is not to criticize and regulate anybody;

but to try to become what I dream I can be.

Letting go is to not regret the past;

but to grow and life for the future.

Letting go is to fear less and live more.

~ author unknown ~

Simply notice what resonates with you here and make that something to begin to live by.


28 comments on “Letting Go

  1. Excellent advice.

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  2. I absolutely love this

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  3. I love this post, nicely written.

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  4. I needed to hear this today Val

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  5. A timely and valuable share, Val. There are a few things in my life this speaks to. Thanks!

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  6. Beautiful words Val. So true. 🧑

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  7. Indeed dear lady, our ‘holding on’ does have a purpose, but so too does that ‘letting go’ so that we can change and move forward. Great post Val, thank you πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™πŸ½

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  8. Beautiful, Val. Letting go is self care, and it’s true, the only way to really grow.

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  9. Anonymous

    What resonates most with me in this excellent poem is “Letting go is not to enable” – as a Social Worker and Therapeutic Counsellor I hated the concept of enabling, preferring the outcome to be in the other’s hands

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  10. Loved that you shared that with us Val.. and a perfect image in the seed blowing away
    “Letting go is not to be in the middle arranging the outcome; but to allow others to affect their own destinies.”

    Loved that line.. ❀

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    • Thank you dear Sue. I also love how there are many ways to open up to letting go. We can come back to this Alaina and again and explore new openings. Thank you for being here πŸ’πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’•

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  11. I love the depth of this. The understanding of this is a beautiful way to live.

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  12. I love that one – it has helped a lot over the years when I was struggling to help an ill family member

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