Thursday, July 24, 2008

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 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's 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
of arranging all the outcomes,
but to allow others
to affect their destinies.

To let go is not to be protective,
it's 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 criticize
or regulate anybody,
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
Remember: The time to love is short

In my life I had to let go of a lot of things... a few good friends, a couple of love ones, love unrequited, heartaches from my past, my obsolete ways and thinking, plans which would not materialize no matter what I do, some unpleasant memories, traces of bitterness, anger and resentments -- all because I know that if I don't, I will never be able to move on and experience the other beautiful things that life has to offer...


YogaforCynics said...

Especially "to fear less and love more."