Monday, April 14, 2008

To Let Go Takes Love by Dr. Margaret J. Rinck

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's the realization that I can't control another.

To "let go" is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural consequences.

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, arraging 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 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.


S.Ghosh said...

thank for the beautiful post WM....i will certainly try myself to "let go" that i can evolve as true human being

CP Waterman said...

1John 3:16
By this we know love, because He ( Jesus Christ) laid down (let go) His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
Sadly today we see lots of people are in bondage of greed & self interest causing untold human suffering.

Anonymous said...

Margaret Rinck is not the author of this poem, she did use this poem in one of her books. I am the actual author of this poem. I was not aware this poem was public all these years. I never formally published it. I dont mind that you have it posted, its not a big deal. If you want to credit it to me, my name is: Robert Paul Gilles Jr. You dont have to publish this comment, its the only way I could contact you.
Registration Number / Date: TXu000795647 / 1997-04-09
Title: Thoughts of the dreampoet : vol. 1.
Description: 1 v.
Copyright Claimant: Robert Paul Gilles, Jr., 1970-