To let go is not to stop caring,
It’s recognizing I can’t do it for someone else.
To let go is not to cut myself off,
It’s realizing 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 fight powerlessness,
But to accept that the outcome is not in my hands
To let go is not to change or blame others,
It is to make the most of myself
To let go is not to care for, its to care about
To let go is not to fix, its to be supportive
To let go is not to judge,
It’s to allow another to be a human being,
To let go is not to arrange outcomes
But to allow others affect their own destinies.
To let go is not to be protective
It is to permit another to face their own reality
To let go is not to regulate anyone,
but to strive to become what I can be.
TO LET GO IS NOT TO FEAR LESS, IT IS TO LOVE MORE….
One of the speakers during the workshop last week gave us extra handout to read on our last day. It was an essay by David Luterman , D.Ed. entitled “Helping the Helper”. The essay/writing included this poem about letting go. It was supposed to be counselling-related, but it kind of moved me not only in that aspect.