Let Go....

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Cindijh, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Cindijh

    Cindijh New Member

    This poem was posted on another forum where I participate. I have a hunch it's been posted here somewhere before....but if not it goes a long way to describe "detachment"
    To Let Go
    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 to allow learning from natural consequences.

    To "let go" is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in may 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 effect 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 and 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.

    Lloyd J. Thomas
  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Neat! Thank you.