Love: Letting It Go

by kiawin

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 that I can’t control another.

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 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 to love more.

At most, letting go is really a matter of being more loving and kinder to ourselves and others,
within the horizon of what we can be and cannot be, of what we can do and cannot do — to the best of what we are and who we are.

Evidence of Grace