Letting go doesn't mean we don't care. Letting go doesn't mean we shut down. Letting go means we stop trying to force outcomes and make people behave. It means we give up resistance to the way things are, for the moment. It means we stop trying to do the impossible--controlling that which we cannot--and instead, focus on what is possible--which usually means taking care of ourselves. And we do this in gentleness, kindness, and love, as much as possible.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
What letting go really means
I've read a fair amount of Melody Beattie's material over the years. I had never read much about her life, however, until I was looking for a bio for this post. Do click through on her name below. Her personal story is truly an eye-opener: