Autumn is the season for letting go and inner reflection. We often think of “letting go” in a certain way, based on our personal experience of it. Different perspectives can open us up to new possibilities. I came across these words today and thought I would share them with you. How do they resonate with you?
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 is 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