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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Letting Go...

"You don't always need strength to let go of something.  Many times what you really need is understanding." ~Me
Many times we feel that letting go... is giving up.  Starting at birth, we grasp on to anything we can get our hands on, and hold on as if we will cease to exist if and when we let go.  
"There's an important difference between giving up and letting go." ~Jessica Hatchigan
Letting go doesn't mean giving up... it means moving on.  It is one of the hardest things a person can do.  But as we grow older we are forced to change our way of thinking.  We are forced to realize that letting go means accepting things that we have no control over.  It means maturing and moving on, now matter how hard you have to fight yourself to do so.

We need to let go of the need to tell others what we think or feel they should do.  In essence that's a way of trying to control others, even if our intentions our pour and our heart has good intentions.

We need to allow others to make their own way.   Experiencing all the phases needed in their lives to learn, grow and let go in their own way and in their own timing.

Pushing someone to let go before they are ready, allows emotions such as anger to linger and causes us to doubt ourselves and even have regret later on.  Going through the process of letting go brings understanding... and ultimately peace with our decisions.

When we let go of the past with love, as oppose to anger; it clears our spirit of ties to the past and makes way for new love to enter our lives.
"Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing.  There is time for silence.  A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny.   And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over." ~Gloria Naylor


  1. great post! I am practicing 'letting go' right now as my daughter, son in law and grandson prepare to leave in July for a 2 year mission! :) Letting go is hard.

  2. Thank you...wonderful post! Letting go can be so hard at times. Sometimes you don't even realize your are hanging on!! Sigh

  3. Yes,letting go can be very hard. I try to train myself to do it more and more. I am not even that good at letting go of possessions and they certainly are not important compared with the more personal things.

  4. Let go of the things we can't control anyway.

  5. Nice post!
    Letting go can be easy sometime.when I lost a job,broke up with friends,hurt by someone,it's a best way to let it go!


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