Quotes about Letting Go

Quotes about Letting Go

Letting go means releasing the thoughts and emotions in our lives that hold us back. For many, letting go is not easy but the truth is that letting go is far easier than most of us think. We are inclined to cling on to the “stories” about how we were wronged or mistreated or how things weren’t fair or this or that or whatever the case may be. But if we can, at a minimum, acknowledge that we are stuck in these stories and ways of thinking, we can also realize how we hold ourselves back by not letting go of them. The decision to let go of something – a negative thought, a story, resentment, physical items, an actual person, ANYTHING, can only be done in the present moment. It is either there or its not. If not, there is nothing to let go of, so no need to let go. In other words, it requires seeing the truth of what really has its grip on you. …Read More about How to Let Go by Clicking Here.


 

“And by letting go of trying to control the uncontrollable…you ironically increase…the probability of getting what you want.” ~Supercoach: 10 Secrets to Transform Anyone’s Life by Michael Neill

 

“In letting go, we surrender the weight of our burdens and find the lightness of being with which to begin once again.” ~ The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart by Daphne Rose Kingma

“Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free inside your head.” ~Ann Landers

 

“Stand and walk out of your history.” ~Phil McGraw

 

“Letting go of your need to be right ends conflict instantly and drowns the ego’s desire to be ‘better than.'” ~ Am I Being Kind by Michael J. Chase

 

“Every breath is an opportunity to receive and let go. I receive love and I let go of pain.” ~Brenda MacIntyre

 


“Resentments are hardened chunks of anger. They loosen up and dissolve with forgiveness and letting go.” ~The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie

 

“Letting go isn’t giving up. It’s understanding that the best is yet to come.” ~ More Notes From the Universe by Mike Dooley

“Sometimes you have to let go to see if there was anything worth holding on to.” ~Anonymous

 

“Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.” ~Zen Proverb

“If that person doesn’t want to be in your life, just let him or her leave.” ~ More Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

 


*Note: We’ve included a bunch of quotes from The Little Book of Letting Go because there are so many profound Letting Go Quotes in this book!

 

“The first step of letting go: To remove what obstructs your experience of wholeness and peace, you must first look at the obstruction.” ~The Little Book of Letting Go: A Revolutionary 30-Day Program to Cleanse Your Mind, Lift Your Spirit and Replenish Your Soul by Hugh Prather

 

“The third step of letting go: To experience your wholeness, you must respond from your whole mind and not from your conflicted mind.” ~The Little Book of Letting Go: A Revolutionary 30-Day Program to Cleanse Your Mind, Lift Your Spirit and Replenish Your Soul by Hugh Prather

 

“Letting go is freedom. When you find yourself in a useless battle, you merely walk off the battlefield.” ~The Little Book of Letting Go: A Revolutionary 30-Day Program to Cleanse Your Mind, Lift Your Spirit and Replenish Your Soul by Hugh Prather

 


“If your reaction to your partner’s fear-or any other form of distress– is disdain or irritation, you do not want oneness or even friendship with your partner at that moment.” ~The Little Book of Letting Go: A Revolutionary 30-Day Program to Cleanse Your Mind, Lift Your Spirit and Replenish Your Soul by Hugh Prather

 

“Problems assault us to the degree they preoccupy us. The key to release, rest, and inner freedom is not the elimination of all external difficulties. It is letting go of our pattern of reactions to those difficulties.” ~The Little Book of Letting Go: A Revolutionary 30-Day Program to Cleanse Your Mind, Lift Your Spirit and Replenish Your Soul by Hugh Prather

 

“There are only three things you need to let go of judging, controlling, and being right. Release these three and you will have the whole mind and twinkly heart of a child.” ~The Little Book of Letting Go: A Revolutionary 30-Day Program to Cleanse Your Mind, Lift Your Spirit and Replenish Your Soul by Hugh Prather

 

“Don’t let go too soon and don’t hang on too long.” ~Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

 

“I accept everything that ever has been, with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.” ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” ~Unknown

 


“Acceptance is another key to letting go. If you can learn to willingly receive whatever flows through your life, you can learn to let it go as well.” ~Escaping Toxic Guilt by Susan Carrell

 

“Acceptance means that you stop hanging on to things as they were or as you wish they would be. Things are what they are.” ~Escaping Toxic Guilt by Susan Carrell

 

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed
door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” ~Alexander Graham Bell

 

“We must shift our allegiances from fear to curiosity, from attachment to letting go, from control to trust, and from entitlement to humility.” ~The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom by Angeles Arrien

 

“Letting go means we stop trying to force outcomes and make people behave. It means we give up resistance to the way things are, for the moment. It means we stop trying to do the impossible—controlling that which we cannot—and instead, focus on what is possible—which usually means taking care of ourselves. And we do this in gentleness, kindness, and love, as much as possible.” ~~More Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie

The process of letting go is like taking a journey to the center of your being. ~Darren L. Johnson

“Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?” ~Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”
~James Dean

 

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” ~Raymond Lindquist

 


“I think the trick is knowing when you’re where you’re supposed to be, and letting go of everything else long enough to be there.” ~The Sweet By and By: A Novel by Todd Johnson

 

“Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another’s personhood.” ~Karen Casey

 


“Forgiveness essentially means giving up your right to make other people pay for the wrongs they have committed against you.” ~The Worn Out Woman: When Life is Full and Your Spirit is Empty by Dr. Steve Stephens, Alice Gray

 

“There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.” ~Robert Frost

 

“When you become good at the art of letting sufferings go,
then you’ll come to realize what you were dragging around with you. And for that, no one else other than you was responsible.” ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

 


“Ask yourself: If I can’t avoid it, change it, or make it go away, what if I changed my response to it? What if I decided to stop letting it bother me?” ~The Resiliency Advantage: Master Change, Thrive Under Pressure, and Bounce Back from Setbacks by Al Siebert PhD

 

“It’s all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.” ~Mick Jagger

 

“Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.” ~Oprah Winfrey

 


“Sometimes letting go brought more peace than holding on, I realized, though it was harder to do.” ~How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway

 

“When you become good at the art of letting sufferings go, then you’ll come to realize how unnecessary it was for you to drag those burdens around with you. “~Osho

 

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” ~Herman Hesse

 


“We also need to learn the art of letting go: of the past, of unresolved grievances, of our younger selves. Nobody gets out of here alive.” ~And Never Stop Dancing: Thirty More True Things You Need to Know Now by Gordon Livingston M.D.

“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease.
Hack away at the unessential.” ~Bruce Lee

 

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

 

“The harder you fight to hold on to specific assumptions,
the more likely there’s gold in letting go of them.” ~John Seely Brown

 

“Even the impossible becomes completely possible when you are fully released on it.” ~The Sedona Method: Your Key to Lasting Happiness, Success, Peace and Emotional Well-Being by Hale Dwoskin

 

“Remember that letting go is a decision you can make any time you choose.” ~The Sedona Method: Your Key to Lasting Happiness, Success, Peace and Emotional Well-Being by Hale Dwoskin

 

“Emotions are just emotions. They are not you, they are not facts, and you can let them go.” ~The Sedona Method: Your Key to Lasting Happiness, Success, Peace and Emotional Well-Being by Hale Dwoskin

 

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” ~Henry Ellis

 

“I was letting go and undoing the hell I had created. By squaring all with love, trying to love rather than trying to be loved, and by taking responsibility for all that was happening to me; finding my subconscious thought and correcting it, I became freer and freer, happier and happier.” ~No Attachments, No Aversions: The Autobiography of a Master by Lester Levenson

 

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

 

“Forgiveness means letting go of the past.” ~Gerald Jampolsky