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  • Writer's pictureBob Prentice


I have always been quite tenacious in my commitments, especially when it comes to commitments in my relationships. There comes a time when we have to release people and let them go. We have all heard the saying, “Let Go and Let God.” WOW! It’s easier said than done. The fact is, letting go is hard. Very hard. These steps have helped me on my journey of letting go. I think of each of these as a stepping stone as I walk my life journey.

What is letting go?

To “let go” does not mean you stop caring. Far from it. 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.

Every day it seems I am needing to let go of things from the past, memories that hurt, but letting go is a must. So I will let go!

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