To Let Go

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
January 21, 2013

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 that 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’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 arranging all the outcomes, but to allow others to affect their own destinies.

To let go is not to be protective, it’s to permit another to face reality.

To let go is not to criticize, or regulate anyone, but to try to become what I dream I can do.

To let go is to fear less, and to love more.

Author - Louise Hay
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43 comments
  1. “Forgiving” is letting go…it is the most powerful of virtues, and liberates the soul…Fluffy Speak :)

  2. T Hollis said:

    “To let go is to fear less” – I love that!
    Thanks for stopping by my Post!

  3. To let go is to fear less, and to love more. And that sums it up for me. Now if I could just do it! :)
    Cindy

  4. This is a perfect handout for my counseling office. Love it. Thanks.

  5. I would love to be able to repost this on my blog if possible, it was exactly what i needed this morning.

    • You can re-post anything on the Morning Story and Dilbert. It will be an honor! Take Care and God Bless :-) Kenny T

  6. To let go is not to cling, but to embrace the plan of the Almighty.

    • Hey Sean, I think that is a great way to sum this story,post up…. Take Care and God Bless :-) Kenny T

  7. i WILL BE USING THIS short post of yours on one of my next BLOGS
    If that is OK

  8. You can’t live someone else’s life…unless you’re a branch on Messiah’s vine. Then there’s covenant and communion and, other things!.

  9. This is wonderful! And you know, putting this wisdom into personal practice gives one the freedom to move on in their own life, and the opportunity to see with new eyes all the possibilities available. Turning over to God what is already in His power to do… letting go of our attempt to control!

  10. As a former Hospice nurse I would add , “to let go does not mean giving up . It means I have the courage to take God’s hand and walk to the next life”.
    Thanks for this Great Post!

  11. Reblogged this on changeindirections and commented:
    I love this! As a former Hospice nurse, I would say “to let go does not mean giving up. It means I have the courage to realize God is taking me to the next life”

  12. Thank you for this post, It reminds me of cutting the cord with one of my sons. All I do is hope as I continue to love. He is in God’s hands as he makes choices he lives by.

  13. This is perfect. I have a hard time walking the line between support and interest, and too much advice with my parenting. Great to hear!

  14. What timing! I’m facing a situation this week that is totally out of my control. I’ve turned it over to the Lord and am just waiting for the outcome. To let go means to place it gently into God’s loving hands and allow Him to chose what’s best for us! Thanks, Kenny T! Enjoy your week! :)

  15. billduff said:

    I think these are words that I could do well to live by. I have had a very difficult time letting go of my parents… to let go is to set the spirit free… is what I hear in your message. Thank-you.

  16. Tank you, I will reblog as well.
    This has real truth for a situation the family is in at this time.

  17. Louise Hay is the author of this wonderful piece.
    What an amazing woman is she!

  18. Reblogged this on laughingpromises and commented:
    This post is a great reminder about some relationships and situations in life. Sometimes the most loving thing we can do is let go.

  19. Reblogged this on Tales of a Boundary Ninja and commented:
    My first therapist shared this with a long time ago and I really liked it. I am gratified to realize that I understand it so much better now. Thought this would be helpful for a lot of people.

  20. seeker said:

    May I add: Le Go – Let God.

  21. Moyosola said:

    To let go is not to judge, but to allow another to be
    a human being….

    Brilliant piece!

    • Yes we cannot be our self if we try to please others, without pleasing our self
      when we let go of self as well as others we learn to cope with life having only
      the GRACE OF GOD TO GUIDE US. We should let go there also and become plyable
      like clay, for he is the potter and remember we are the clay.
      Love everyone in CHRIST

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