A Few Words about Letting Go

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. -Havelock Ellis

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. -Raymond Lindquist

Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties. -Gail Sheehy

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. -Oprah Winfrey

Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head. -Ann Landers

By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning. -Lao Tzu

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. -Unknown

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us. -Joseph Campbell


  1. You have some very good quotes here! This very week in the MasterLife study I'm leading, the Lord showed me an area I need to let go and let HIM!
    Letting go is not an easy thing, but necessary!

  2. Here's another "letting go" quote to add to the list:

    Once you have turned it over to God, turn to the positive in the situation or to the positive in something else. That’s how you let go. – Oscar Berninger.

  3. I love these quotes, Bob. Especially the one by Ann Landers about resentment and the one by Gail Sheehy about creativity. Wat a great cartoon! Made me laugh out loud. I'm still smiling...

  4. @Wanda - ditto that for me.. if it was easy we wouldn't need help ;)

    @Sue - Thanks for the great quote!

    @Heather - this control freak is laughing with you :)


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