Letting Go...see question at the bottom

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Nomad, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    "Letting 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 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 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 criticize and regulate anybody, but to try to become what I dream I can be.
    * 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 to not regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.
    * To "let go" is to fear less and love myself more.


    Is this in the archives somewhere????????????????????
  2. goldenguru

    goldenguru Active Member

    I have always loved this 'poem'.

    I'm reading a really interesting book right now "The Road Less Traveled". This author (psychiatrist) believes that all depression (situational and clinical) is really about the ability/inability to 'let go'. Pretty fascinating stuff.

    Don't know if it's in the archives here at CD - good question for a moderator. Good stuff Nomad. Heh - how is school going??
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    School has been wonderful! Normally I would have July off, but since our son got married in June, I didn't take a class that I was suppose to take at that time and am making up for it right now taking an accelerated summer course at a different campus which is a one hour drive from my house. It has been an adventure!

    I start my practicum in August...it's hard to believe!

    I read that book many years ago and have thought of reading it again.

    That is an interesting premise you mention and I will give it some thought. It makes sense to me. Thank you for mentioning it.

    Wishing you well (hugs).
  4. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE