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Letting Go of Stress, Worry and the Unnecessary

This is a poem that I found in one of my journals today. I didn’t write it. I like what it says so I am leaving it here for you to study.

Letting go is a message that is hard to teach. I believe that it is better to be an experiment.

With that being said…

I hope that this bit of words communicates to you the importance of “Letting Go”.




Letting go does not mean to stop caring; it means I can’t do it for someone else.

Letting go is not to cut myself off; it’s the realization I can’t control another.

Letting go is to admit powerlessness; which means the outcome is not in my hands.

Letting go is not to try to change or blame another; it’s to make the most of myself.

Letting go is not to care for; but to care about.

Letting go is not to fix; but to be supportive. It’s not to judge but to allow another to be a human being.

Letting go is not to be in the middle arranging the outcome; but to allow others to affect other own destinies.

letting go is not to be protective; it’s to permit another to face reality.

Letting go is not to deny; but to accept.

Letting go is not to nag, scold or argue; but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.

Letting go is not to adjust everything to my own desires; but to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.

Letting go is not to criticize and regulate anybody but to try to become what I dream I can be.

Letting go is not to regret the past; but to grow and live for the future.

Letting go is to fear less and live more.

– Anonymous



Try it for yourself. What does it feel like to free yourself from the burden of needless stress. I’m pretty sure we need ‘less’ stress in our lives.

Isn’t that a funny play on words: the phrase is a double entendre in one sense and, with some poetic license, it is an oxymoron. I love language and communication.

I want to keep the lines of communication open here on this blog. So, comment below on your thoughts about this poem. Do me and your good friend a favor and share this blog.

I promise to do what I can to make them thank you for having read it.


D Arlando Fortune

Keep it as simple as A, B, C’s; 1, 2, 3’s; and, do, re, mi’s

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