Tuesday, August 30, 2011

On Letting Go

Letting go is so much easier said than done. 

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. 



  1. Mary, this is an excellent. I could have used this advice years ago. We live and hopefully learn...I am going to print this out to keep. Thanks!

  2. That is an excellent, excellent poem. Like Robin, I could have used this advice years ago too! Still could, if truth be told, LOL!

  3. Good morning Mary....Once again you have written something "just for me". LOL Letting go is a hard lesson to learn....but one we all must learn "You should never hitch your wagon...to someone else's star.



  4. Love this. it says it eloquently and very clearly. Thanks for posting.

  5. Your Blog truly is a Friend and Comfort. Thank you X