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.
To “let go” doesn’t mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for
To “let go” is not to cut myself off, it’s the realization I can’t
To “let go” is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural
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
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
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
To “let go” is to fear less and love more.