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Archive for July 9th, 2008

Letting Go

I used to carry the below passage around with me many years ago.
I received it at a 12 step meeting; it’s author read as anonymous.
Since then some circles have attributed Louise Hay as the author.

It’s no accident that there is tremendous relief in the sweet surrender
of letting go.  So many times when I have done this, just turned over
what ever is troubling me to the Universe – answers, winks and nods
from the Universe seem to come flooding in.  The letting go is its own
reward though, whether or not anything changes.

Love, Bethie

LETTING GO

To “let go” doesn’t 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’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 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 regret the past, but to grow and live for the
future.

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

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Mike Dooley is a prolific New Thought author and writer of Notes
from the Universe.  They are free to anyone who signs up and
if interested you can do so at http://www.tut.com

I’ve been getting them for a few years, he personalizes them
with your name in it.  They are thoughtful as well as fun to read.
Enjoy this one that he sent out today:

Just look to those who already possess as you wish to possess
or who’ve already achieved as you wish to achieve, and ask
yourself whether or not they have some special gift that you do
not have? If they have more angels working on their behalf? If
they’re any more loved than you are now loved? If they have
suffered more, worked harder, or waited longer than you? If
I would permit them to be “luckier” or have it easier than you?
And you will see, after careful consideration, that their success
depended upon none of these things. It arrived simply because
they expected it to arrive, and then they lived their life accordingly.

Boom, there it is -
The Universe

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