Sunday, March 13, 2011

Challenge #4 - Letting Go

The hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life was let go of my only sibling......someone that I truly adored.  Others got in between us, and finally one day I said to myself, "no more."  Closing that door took amazing guts on my part, and the letting go hurts like what I'd imagine cancer of the heart to hurt like.
It would be pointless for me to try to write my feelings about the subject of "letting go" when some other writer has beaten me to it.....and quite eloquently, I might add.  This writing is good stuff and needs to be trumpeted in case someone needs the reassurance that it's okay to let go of a difficult relationship or situation.

Letting go, for me, was a way to disconnect myself and allow peace to fill the canyons of difference.


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 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,
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 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 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 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 criticize and regulate anybody,
but to try to become what I 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 fear less,
and love more.

-Author Unknown