Letting Go

tree dropping a leafIn the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. —Buddha

Of all the strategems, to know when to quit is the best. —Chinese proverb

Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity, or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere. —Paulo Coelho

I’m letting go of those expectations, and that’s opening me up to moments of transcendent bliss. —Anne Hathaway

Faced with inevitable change, the choice was mine. I could fight until my spirit was weary, or I could release all resistance and create something new in my changed world. —Dean Jackson

When you hold on to your history, you do it at the expense of your destiny. —Bishop T. D. Jakes

I’ve been known to turn the other cheek when attacked, only to end up with hand prints on both sides of my face . . . there does come a point when we must draw some lines. If you lovingly tried to pet a dog for the fifth time, and for the fifth time you were bitten, I wouldn’t say the law of attraction had failed; I’d say it was high time you stopped “loving your enemy” that way. Kajama (Friday, September 12, 2003)

One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul. —Brigitte Nicole

Whoever said revenge is sweet never tasted the yumminess of foregaboutit. —Karen Salmansohn

Transformation doesn’t have to be deep, dark, and mysterious. If you screw up, fine—laugh at yourself, learn, and move on. —Iyania Vanzant

Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being able to is courage. Walking away, with your head held high, is dignity. —Author Unknown

The secret to living a happy life is to let go. Let go of pain; let go of anger; let go of regret; let go of resentment; let go of the past; let go of mistakes; let go of the ex; let go of the disappointment. Surrender it all. Why hold on to the negatives? You don’t have room for it. You want to clear out the junk to make room for the good things. And in life, it’s the same principle. If you hold onto all the pain and negativity, you’re only preventing room for the good things to enter your life. There is always a purpose or reason why certain people are removed from your life. Think about that when you decide to hold onto, or chase after, them. Cut out the negativity. It’s a waste of space in your heart and life. —Author Unknown