Letting go… The idea of letting go is often, sadly, equated with walking away, giving up or some other attitude of “good bye and good riddance.” The prevalent belief that “things would be better without it, so I’m going to let it go” is not the true essence of letting go, and not only perpetuates the falsehood that circumstance affects our happiness, but robs us of our true spiritual power.
Instead of seeing letting go as a way to change the circumstance, we find power when we see it as a means of changing ourselves. It’s about releasing control, and trusting in the Infinite…
To “Let Go” Takes Love
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 is the realization that I can’t control others.
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, it is 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 be in the middle arranging all the outcomes but to allow others to affect their own destinies.
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 instead to search out my own shortcomings and to correct them.
To “Let Go” is not to adjust everything to my desires but to take each day as it comes and to cherish myself in it.
To “Let Go” is not to criticize and regulate anybody but to try to become what I dream I can be.
To “Let Go” is to not regret the past but to grow and to live for the future.
To “Let Go” is to fear less and to love more.
In what way do you need to let go?
With this new perspective on what it means to let go, you’ll find that you never “lose” anything by letting go. You keep everything that you fear you couldn’t hold on to.