To let go is an important part of life. Letting go gives us the freedom and ability to move forward without carrying around a lot of excess baggage from the past. However, it is important to note that a big percentage of people don’t understand how to let go or even if they have let go of the past. It goes hand in hand with grieving.
Those who grieve well, live well.
I ran across a poem by an unknown author about letting go.
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 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’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 be protective,
but to permit another to face reality.
to “let go” is not to deny, bit 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 everythibg 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 bot to regret the past,
but to grow and live for the future.
to “let go” is to fear less and love more.