Know the Power of Letting Go

Kahlil Gibran:
“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were”

This famous love quote has implications for other facets of your life too.

When you let go of a problem, a goof, a project, a chore or a puzzle; The answer will come to you, perhaps not as you had envisioned it, but as is should be.

Sometimes the answer comes as an AHA moment. You will know the solution.

Learning to Let Go can lead you to an amazing life.

Ancient wisdom teaches that what we resist we get. So it is time you learned to:
• Stop fighting
• Stop swimming upstream
• Stop pushing
• Stop trying to make life what it isn’t
• Stop playing God

In Judo suddenly giving way after a period of pushing or pulling can powerfully throw your opponent off balance and the same is true when wrestling with life.

Learn how to let go. When you do, you will discover real power.

As you practice letting go, you’ll discover the process is full of paradoxes, you have to let go in order to achieve or progress.

Remember that, “What we resist, persists.”

Tao Te Ching:

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

The basic tenet of ancient teachings on health and relaxation such as the tai chi, martial arts and yoga is all about learning to let go.

Letting go is NOT:
Giving up
Being weak
A lack of faith

It is about having the wisdom to back off and allow a Universal Power to work on the problem.

E. Fritz:
“The hardest part of anything is the beginning, and the second hardest part is letting go when it’s the end.”

Reasons to Let Go:
Let it go to grow
As protection against a burn out
Release dependency on the problem
Get a better solution
Too often we stay locked in a battle with life or a relationship when the best thing we could do would be to let go, stop resisting and turn it over.

Letting go is one way of releasing us from our addiction of control.

Letting go is often the best solution.

Let go of:
1. Bills
2. Kids
3. Spouses
4. Who left the toothpaste out
5. The future

You’ll find that you’re not in charge of the world.

Letting go is releasing dependency in relationships and dependence on problems.

We are actually dependent on the worry and pondering of trying to solve problems. Letting go is a much better solution.

Joseph Campbell:

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.”

No matter your spiritual path you can learn to let go. There are no dogmas or doctrines to the practice of letting go. Surrendering is not bound to any faith.

Just let the Universe take over. The solutions will amaze you

“Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes and the grass grows by itself.”

When all else fails, let it go.

Several questions arise, such as:
When do you take it back? You’ll know because you’ll have an answer.
When does something happen? When it does.
What if nothing happens. It will.
Where does it go when I let go? It goes to the Universe.

People call it God, Buddha etc. It goes to the power that runs the Universe, no matter what we call it.

It goes out and if you truly let it go, it will come back resolved.

When you experience repeated set backs and road blocks; learn to surrender. It will have a powerful effect. It will open you to new choices.

Remember, when you feel stuck. Stop

Let go of your wilful need to change and control the world. Instead, work on transforming yourself.

When you don’t know what to do, turn left.

There is power in letting go. You ask, “does letting go work?” Absolutely, that is why there are volumes written on the topic.

More Tips:
• Relax, learn to let go, your needs will be met.
• Stop struggling and wasting valuable energy. Release it.
• Not religious? Well just say what have I got to lose, I’ve tried everything else.
• You don’t even have to believe, just try it. It works.
• Stop trying to have everything go your way. That’s not how life works.
• Take several deep breaths, let it all go.
• Go do something else.
• Stop efforting, questioning, planning, scheming, and plotting.

You will feel renewed strength and courage. You will sense that all is well.


The Universe does not leave voids.
Trees in a storm bend so as not to break. Could we learn from them?

Letting go is to learn that you’re not God.

Copyright © Wee Dilts 2009

Author's Bio: 

Wee Dilts is a counselor, a psychologist, a metaphysical trainer. A teacher of self improvement for years. She has helped thousands with her Free articles and Ebooks on how to change your life. To get Free self help articles visit