Letting Go

This anonymous piece of writing about letting go has been a source of inspiration for many folks who struggle with co-dependency. Read on….

To let go doesn’t 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 to admit powerlessness, that the outcome is not in my hands.

To let go is not to try to change or blame another. It is to make the most of myself.

To let go is not to care for [to take care of], 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 deny, but to accept.

To let go is not to nag, scold, or argue, but instead search out my own shortcomings and correct them.

To let go is not to adjust everything to my own desires, but to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.

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 to love more.