The water tumbles over the fall without any effort and remains completely intact after the tumultuous ride to the bottom.

I love to read this sweet poem to luscious living playshop students while they rest in Savasana after practicing Yoga Nidra. Read the words and then say them out loud. Repeat them until they sink in.

I invite you to Let Go with me now…

Letting Go

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 outcome 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 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 arranging all the outcomes,

but to allow others to affect their own outcomes.

To let go is not to be protective,

It is to 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.

-Author Unknown

Is it time to let go of something or someone that no longer serves you?

About Shann Vander Leek

Shann Vander Leek

Shann is a Transformational Leader, Award-Winning Podcaster, Best-Selling Author, Voice Over Talent, Podcast Coach, and Producer. She lives in the village of Suttons Bay, Michigan with her beloved husband and mouthy old cat. This Goddess Shines!

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  • Joy Jul 24, 2013, 10:56 am

    What a beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing it! As I read the words, I realize I am amazing at letting go; my challenge is applying compassion to self as I let go–remembering that I do the inner work to shift into alignment with my core values, so what I am letting go of is not “bad” nor was I “bad” because I vested presence to it, it just no longer fits. It’s a natural sloughing away as external continues to shift, so now I am learning to apply love and gratitude and excitement (as in yes! I am drawing resonance in all realms to me!).

    • Shann Jul 25, 2013, 12:27 pm

      Here! Here! Well said. Thank you.

  • Gayle Aug 1, 2013, 2:41 pm

    How beautiful, thank you. I shared with my fb friends and family.

    • Shann Aug 1, 2013, 2:42 pm

      Thank you Gayle! Create a great day. =)

  • Sheron Decker Aug 1, 2013, 4:54 pm

    Thank you so very much I feel Oscar blessed I would love a card reading lot of love Sheron