Monday, March 4, 2013

letting go


Eckhart Tolle wrote: “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.”  I think that for most of us, there has been a time when we’ve hung on to something or someone for far too long and in hindsight, we realize that we’d have been far better off if we’d freed ourselves earlier on.  But letting go can be excruciating, especially when we’ve invested so much of our time, our money, ourselves.  But projects can go bad, careers can go bad, relationships can go bad and there comes a point that, for our own sake, we need to let go.  This doesn’t mean you’re giving up, it doesn’t mean you’re weak.  It means that you’re done and it’s time to look to the future and see what else that life has waiting for you.  This is not weakness.  That first step and every step you take away is an act of great faith, of great power and of hope for the future. 



6 comments:

beth said...

i loved and needed these words today....thank you !!!

simply bev said...

Thanks Beth! And thank you for checking out my page today!

A Quiet Corner said...

Bev, thank you for visiting me! Letting go takes a lot, sweetheart...been there done that...and moving on was THE best!...:)JP

simply bev said...

Thank you for stopping by JP!

ibb said...

Perfect words. And thanks for your comment.
The light in the photo is incredible.

simply bev said...

Thank you! The evening that I shot this photo was just perfect. I'm glad I had my camera along!