Letting Go reflection

Hello all my blog lovin’ friends,

It has been some time since I last put keys to computer, so here goes a beyond brief hodgepodge of rambling realizations in the form of a poem by an unknown author. I hope to return in the near future with a more engaging entry.

I will first start off by saying this rendition of

Audrey Assad’s Bridge Over Troubled Water

has not only been on my daily music merry-go-round over the past few days, it also has been instrumental in helping me come to terms with the difficult and at times painful pieces of life as well as provided the strength to embrace the positive people God has graciously placed in my life. If I attempted to summarize the below poem, it would become a muddled mess, so since I concur with all that is said, I pray these words of wisdom speak to you where you are. I also pray we continually seek the strength and understanding from our Creator, the one who knows us better than we know ourselves, and may we live a life pleasing to Him.

 

Letting Go Poem

Author Unknown

 

Letting 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…

Letting 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 and change or blame another,

I can only change 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 outcomes.

To let go is not to be protective,

It is to permit another to face reality.

Letting go is not to deny, but to accept.

To let go is not to nag, scold, or argue,

but 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 the moment.

To let go is not to criticize and regulate anyone,

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.

 

Until next time,

Anjelina

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