I have this poem by my bedside table and I read it as often as I can.
Letting go it seems is one of my biggest lessons. I don’t think I’m alone in this:-)
I have such big plans and dreams for my life, and also for this wonderful dream on community that we are building. Sometimes I want situations to turn out in a certain way…and for people to act as I would like them to act (whether that is as a friend, or a lover, or a community member)
But they don’t. People and life find their own way.
Sometimes, that’s not the way into your heart, into your businesses, or into your life.
Letting go and trusting is hard, but every time I read this wonderful poem, I am reminded that letting go is ok, and I promise myself that today, I will let go just a little bit more.
TO “LET GO” TAKES LOVE
by author unknown
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 is the realisation 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 that 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 the outcomes,
but to allow others to affect their own destinies,
To “let go” is not to be protective,
but 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 to search out my own shortcomings and to correct them.
To “let go” is not to adjust everything to my desires,
but to take every day as it comes, and to cherish myself in it.
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 regret the past,
but to grow and live for the future.
To “let go” is to fear less and love more.
If you have enjoyed this post; you may also enjoy ‘Decoding your Dreams’ https://dream-onblog.com/2011/09/28/decoding-your-dreams/