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I found another poem written by an unknown author. This poem is called Letting Go Takes Love. This poem is about letting go of things that we find difficult to let go of. Often, many clients ask me “how do I let go of things?”  It is difficult to do so, but accepting what you can and cannot change helps to acknowledge the truth of a situation making it easier to let go of things. Holding onto to something might be detrimental to your emotional, mental and physical health. I often say that in order to let go, you need to know the reason why you must do so without compromising your ethics and accepting your decision. To many people letting go stands for cowardliness and a form of weakness. If letting go it is done for the right reason, it can be the best decision that somebody can make.

 
 
 
 
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
and
To let go and to let God, is to find peace!
Remember: The time to love is short.
 
                                                                                                                                   ”Letting Go Takes Love”,  Author unknown
 
 
Image taken from carriecharles.com

 


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    Last reviewed: 3 Feb 2014

APA Reference
Nieves, H. (2014). Poem: Letting Go Takes Love. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 16, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mental-health-awareness/2014/02/poem-letting-go-takes-love/

 

 

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