What it means to Let Go

To “LET GO” is not to deny, but to accept.

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 not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.

To “LET GO” is to fear less and love more.

To “LET GO” is not to judge, but allow another to be a human being.

To “LET GO” is not to care for, but to care about.

To “LET GO” is not to be protective, it’s to permit another to face reality.

To “LET GO” is not to fix, but to be supportive.

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 try to change or blame another, it’s to make the most of myself.

To “LET GO” does not mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else.

To “LET GO” is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands.

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 criticize and regulate anybody, but to try and become what I can be.

To “LET GO” is not to adjust everything to my desires, but to take each day as it comes, and cherish myself in it.

..complements of Barbara.. one of my favorite bloggers.


  1. When I found this i Print it out and put it on my desk to read every often. It helps me daily to get through whatever I am facing, and is especially helpful when dealing with an addict.

    (thanks, you're one of my favorites too).

  2. Hi Bob, I am able to post on your "undynamic" post. So i can thankfully still post. My system won't accept your new way. Who knows I may have to breakdown and change sooner or later.
    That may be why I can's comment on several other peoples posts that I use to do. Hmmmm, tis a puzzlement.

  3. Hopefully Blogger will eventually work the kinks out soon. With the new format I have no control over comment format.

  4. Good stuff.

    I haven't had any trouble commenting on the dynamic view.


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