New Year’s Resolution.

As 2012 come to a close, and we reflect upon what was; take a moment to slow down and reflect upon the art of letting go before creating a New Year’s Resolution.  I was given this poem over 20 years ago.  It is still as meaningful today as it was so many years ago.

Letting Go

“To “let go” does not mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else.


To “let go” is not to cut myself off, it is 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 hand.


To “let go” is not to change or blame another, it is to make the most of myself.


To “let go” is not to care for, but to care about.


To “let go” is not to be in the middle of arranging all the outcomes but to allow others to affect their own destinies.


To “let go” is not to deny but to accept.


To “let go” is not to nag, scold, or argue, but instead to search out my own shortcomings and to correct them.


To “let go” is not to adjust everything to my own desires but to take each day as it comes, and to cherish myself in it.


To “let go” is not to criticize and regulate anybody but to try to become what I dream I can be.


To “let go” is not to regret the past, but to grow and to live for today.



About Kari Arvisais

I have 25+ years experience in service to people, businesses, organizations and animals overcome problems, crisis, challenges and thrive.
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