The Art of Letting Go…..

I came across this several years ago and find that I go back to it now and again….it is a good reminder of how we should let go and what it means to let go. Some people have attachments to others, to money, to beliefs systems or to self-image. Some of us are most attached to how other people think about them, but this leads to suffering.  In letting go, we choose to detach ourselves to preconception, prejudice and judgment. It is not a physical action, letting go of someone doesn’t mean to physically leave or to throw them out of the house. What “letting go” means is detachment and opening your heart.

To “let go” does not mean to stop caring. It means I can’t do it for someone else.
To “let go” is not to cut myself off. It’s the realization that I can’t control another.
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. It’s to make the most of myself.
To “let go” is 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 destinies.
To “let go” is not to deny, but to accept.
To “let go” is not to nag, scold, or argue, but instead 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 myself in it.
To “let go” is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.
To “let go” is to fear less and to love more.

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One thought on “The Art of Letting Go…..

  1. I had a copy of this on a bulletin board for several years…years ago. Don’t remember how I came by it or where it is now. It’s good to see it again. Thank you. *hugs*

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