I am copying this from a blog by Louise Hay who is a motivational author. I found her a few years back and decided to look to see if she had a blog and this is the one that popped up. I am blown away by these truths so succinctly written that have been on my mind for the last couple of years. I use the words "letting go" all the time to mean different things. I have had to "let go" of people, lifelong ideas - that is the hardest. I have let go many "things" or "objects" in my house that were no longer needed and crowding my vision. This poem seems to cover all aspects of letting go. These are the truths that I am coming to know up close and personal. Some will always be a work in progress.
9/24/10 at 09:45 am BLOG by LOUISE L. HAY
Here’s a poem I wrote some years ago, but it still pertains to our lives today. May you find peace in these words:
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 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 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 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 love more.