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 is 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 is 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 regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.

To “let go” is to fear less and love more.


Louise Hay


55 Responses to “LETTING GO”

  1. letting go is sometimes hard, this was well written..:)

  2. Letting go is not to stop caring… This is what makes it so hard… Let go and let God. The pain is real. Thank you for this post. For those who know what it really means, my heart breaks.

    • Carol, things always happen for a reason, this is what I believe….might not always see why at the time, but it always becomes clear in time. I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend. Catching up on this beautiful Sunday morning….quiet and so relaxed. I wish to same for you xxx

  3. Ohhh hunny! This is being printed out and put right by light switch to my room. It is everything I need right now. I have to let go and you have given me the right perspective on how to do just that. You are beautiful because only someone with such beauty of understanding could create such a piece. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart I thank you. I am completely serious about putting it right by my light switch. Just a small reminder every time I enter and leave my room of what I need to accept and the mind set I should have when I leave my house. Love always!!

    • I am so very happy you liked it…I have to have these reminders to myself also and love the idea of putting it next to your light switch!! I’m sending you love too my dear friend x

  4. Yes, I agree, it is all the things that you say… but how often it is misunderstood by the other! I have to steel myself sometimes to stay with what my heart knows is best.

  5. Thanks, Amanda. I should read this every day. Boy, do I need to, too!

  6. Very well written.
    I see why it took so much deciphering.
    It’s a very deep meaning term.
    for me to let go is to embrace the freebird inside yourself

  7. wise thoughts…
    we have to let go if we must or have to,
    it is hard, but at times, it is on behalf of ourselves…

    Happy Sunday Morning!

    • Thanks Jingle, I am so far behind, it’s Monday afternoon already and my poem only went up a couple of moments ago…a blue Monday, let’s hope it’s better for the rest of the week. Wishing you a happy week too xxx

  8. wise words. To let go is not to lose. It is not give up, but rather to have the faith to let life happen. For life does happen and sometimes we have to let go to let it stop, heal and begin again

  9. This is honestly, the best thing I’ve read in a while, kudos to you(:

  10. lifeinarecipe Says:

    Letting go is embracing the unknown. You have very nicely penned a verse of opposites. Negative, positive. Dark, light. As always your wise words touch us.
    Have a warm Sunday!

    • Cindy, thanks for yesterdays message, it’s Monday afternoon here already and I am running so far behind!!! Hope you have a brilliant week and thanks as always my friend xxx

  11. “to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.”

    After a night of tossing, turning and questioning; an answer.
    How strange the universe is.
    Thank you, dear friend.

  12. “Letting go” is a personal thing that needs to be done..at times. It is always a challenge, but we need to do it. 🙂 Nice one. 🙂

  13. letting go; loving and valuing ourselves and others….spelled out perfectly for us. Thanks, Amanda…this is one to refer to often. 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxHeartspell

  14. “To Let Go” are such simple words but the hardest thing to do. sometimes it takes a lifetime to let go and move on… these are enlightening and inspiring words as usual amanda. simply beautiful! 🙂

  15. Just a quick hi…these words mean so much at this point in time…you’ve done it again my friend. catch up again soon x

  16. F***!!! :O



    loved every line… each owrd had POWER!!!! 😀

    i nominate you for ” PERFECT POET AWARD”

  17. A poem that rings true in every line Amanda.. if people only knew to let go of certain things..!!? And thanks for sharing the song.. The song always gives me goosebumps..!!! Lots of love 😀

  18. Amazing, and so truly said. Most people don’t understand what “letting go” really is. It is very sad. Thank you for posting this insightful poem.

    Here’s an award for you: http://deadpoet88.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/some-awards-and-a-poem-tic-tacs/

  19. what a powerful post… I am glad you stopped by. THanks for my Birthday wish..

  20. This is another wonderful choice for image, poem, and song. You always produce such a fine blog post on a daily basis…that takes talent and hard work. Well done, Amanda 🙂

  21. I take this as a reminder to practice everyday, let go as I take the children to the school bus, as I listen to a friend, as I miss an opportunity,… anytime really. Maybe then it will be easier to remember when I really need it 🙂

  22. Absolutely!! This is one lesson we really need to learn! The earlier, the better! To let go!

    “To “let go” is not to care for, but to care about. ” – this was superb, Amanda!! I have often felt this, but have never quite been able to put it into words! The way you have, is just PERFECT!

    You never cease to surprise me with your style and inspirational posts, Amanda!
    Wish you the very best!!!
    And just “let go”, and have a GREAT week ahead! 😉
    MWAH and HUGS!!!

    • We all have to let go at some stage in our life to grow…when I am low on creation, I normally post something positive, not only does it inspire me ut also like it when my readers are. Thanks for liking it my friend and I hope your week is FANTABULOUS also!!! Mwhazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz and Hugsssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!! Always xxxx

  23. Short. Sweet. Wise.

    Something to post on the bulletin board or to frame and hang … a little reminder of good sense.

    Thanks for your post, Amanda! Happy Monday … Have a great week.

  24. I agree with Jamie. This should be framed and placed on the wall as a daily reminder. Letting go is hard to do. But when we do, we acknowledge that there are things that are beyond our control and, I believe, in the hands of God. Understanding and accepting it is liberating beyond imagination.
    Loved your piece Amanda! I’ve been away, but it has nothing to do with my admiration for your work. Life has just been a wee bit crazy this past few weeks. Hope to return more often.

    Kudos to you on the ‘letting go’! 🙂



    • I have missed you girlfriend and been over a couple of times to see where you are!!! Soooo happy to see you here, thanks for the comment and hope you’re back soon. All the very best always and I’m sending you loads of love dear friend xxxxxxx

  25. I really like this poem. It’s repetitive without being boring, follows a structure without being restrained by it, and has a message that everyone can relate to. Made my night! (Favorite line: To “let go” is to fear less and love more.)

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