This week I am publishing my blog a day early. Unfortunately, my husband’s uncle passed away and I am attending a funeral out of town.
I’m passionate and committed to blogging on Work Life Balance weekly. Even when life happens, work life balance can happen – it’s a simple shift with a bit of time management.
I’ve decided this week to write about Letting Go.
Letting Go can mean many things to many people. Emotional “stuff” can stifle many individuals from forgiveness and moving on. This is another element that you must discover in your imbalance to achieve Work Life Balance.
This poem was given to me many years ago from a wonderful mentor and I feel this week it’s an appropriate time to share. Enjoy!
To let go doesn’t 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 to admit powerlessness, which means the outcomes is not in my hands.
To let go is not to try and change or blame another, I can only change myself.
To let go is not to care for, but to care about.
To let go is not 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 arranging all outcomes, but to allow others to affect their own outcomes.
To let go is not to be protective, it is to be permit another to face reality.
To let go is not to deny, but to accept.
To let go is not to nag, scold, or argue, but 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 the moment.
To let go is not to criticize and regulate anyone, but to try to become what I dream I can be.
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 love more.
-Dedication to Thomas Patrick Crowe –