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Letting Go



To let go doesn't 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 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 and change or blame another,
I can only change 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 outcomes.
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 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 the moment.
To let go is not to criticize and regulate anyone,
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.

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beauregard45
Aug. 2nd, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
recurrent theme...
I have run into this opportunity for growth too in life. And hopefully it is one that we remember.

I was reminded several years ago by a dude, "yep, a real dude", who suggested that I just learn to "let go." Ironically I have reminded him to do so himself on a occasion since that time.

Exams behind you? Breath. Or as the physical therapist told the pt, "smell the flowers, blow out the candles..."

peace,

J.
liveonearth
Aug. 4th, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
Re: recurrent theme...
Exams are today. I have been letting to since.....1999, that's when I really did it the first time. Just said "OK fate, take me where you will," and ended up in Arizona....it has been a valuable addition to my practice....
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