These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Letting go takes love

I don't know where I originally found this, but I ran across it in my files today.


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 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
To let go and to let God, is to find peace !

Remember: The time to love is short 
~author unknown

Pretty powerful, huh?  I'm reminded to pull in my prickles of indignation about the "wrongs" of others, and to simply take care of myself and my path. It's all good. Not always easy, but good.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Lyn,

    'tis not an easy thing to let go.

    Not to let go when we have a choice;

    Nor to cease hanging on when there is not choice.

    Made harder, I think, when one has been forced into the role of caretaker for any of many reasons. I suspect I'll be pondering this as the day goes forward -- we all have our mixed successes and failures. :-)

    Strong poem, for sure.


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