Sometimes You Have To Let Go

The writer and affirmations speaker at Gratitude, Aarushi believes that one of the most effective ways of feeling inner peace is by being grateful and having a loving self-relationship.

Moving on is a phase of transition. It’s either a decision that comes after pain or a realization that we should’ve done that long ago. When we know that it’s time to let go.5. “If letting go, if letting people and things work themselves out in the way that they needed to without your help was the most important thing, then it was also the hardest.” ― Deb Caletti 199. “By letting go of my fears and concerns, I’ve gained so much happiness and freedom. With that freedom I’ve also gained confidence.” — Sabrina Claudio 256. “Take stock of everyone who has ever wronged you in any way, regardless of how severe or recent it may have been, and make the choice to let go. Forgiveness is an act of the heart.” ― Wayne Dyer9. “If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.” ― Shannon L. Alder37. “Letting go. Everyone talks about it like it’s the easiest thing. Unfurl your fingers one by one until your hand is open. But my hand has been clenched into a fist for three years now; it’s frozen shut.” ― Gayle Forman69. “To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.”– Jack Kornfield

Why letting go is beautiful?
The beauty in letting go is that we free ourselves of the attachment and are able to reap the benefits of the life lesson. As we reflect on what it is that we are shedding, we can take what we’ve learned with us and grow even stronger.
Sharing letting go quotes with the affected people can provide them with inspiration and motivation to let go of these sources of stress and focus on the present.163. “If you want to fly in the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go of the past that drags you down.” — Amit Ray

What is a famous saying about letting go?
Moving On Quotes“Cry. … “Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.” … “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” … “The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go.”
179. “There’s a trick to the Graceful Exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over – and to let go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its value.” – Ellen Goodman

211. “If someone breaks your heart, unburden yourself by seeking inner forgiveness. Then move ahead in life. Remember that each person who comes into your life serves a purpose.”― Anoir Ou-Chad
Whether it’s letting go of past hurts, toxic relationships, or outdated beliefs, the journey of relinquishing attachments can be difficult and empowering.172. “Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.” — Ron Taffel

36. “Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is, therefore, the means for correcting our misperceptions.” ― Gerald G. Jampolsky
203. “As you become aware of what has robbed you of the purity of an innocent mind, a clear heart and a strong body, you will be deeply served by letting go of those familiar limitations.” — Debbie FordThe study found that individuals who were able to let go of negative emotions, like anger and resentment, experienced lower levels of stress and greater life satisfaction.183. “Just because someone has been in your life for many years, doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be a point at which you finally decide to let go.” – Wilfred James Dolor

What happens when you just let go?
Letting go is empowering. In doing so, you demonstrate to yourself that you are competent, can make positive decisions, and have your own best interests at heart. This, combined with your newly freed-up energy, will boost your productivity both at home and at work. Your self-image will get a drastic upgrade!
234. “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

43. “The day I understood everything, was the day I stopped trying to figure everything out. The day I knew peace was the day I let everything go.” ― C. JoyBell C.
A lot of these resonate with me. My husband died 20 years ago. I don’t think I’ve ever let go. We had a great marriage. But I realize reading these, that I must let go or a happy new love or future will never come. Very inspiring.174. “Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.” — Melody Beattie

255. “Think about what fears you have to let go or what beliefs you have to change or ingrain into, so that you can receive what you want and think about.” ― Adriana Claudia Milcov
175. “Relationships are eternal. The ‘separation’ is another chapter in the relationship. Often, letting go of the old form of the relationship becomes a lesson in pure love much deeper than any would have learned had the couple stayed together.” — Marianne Williamson206. “A huge problem we face when we’re in need is giving up our intuition and blindly following instruction. Letting go works when we are following our hearts, but not so well when we are following a leader.” — Tara Stiles27. “You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.” – C. Joybell C.In a study led by Dr. Judith S. Moskowitz of Northwestern University, it was found that people who can let go and adapt to change are 35% more likely to experience increased life satisfaction.

198. “Letting go of things and not being afraid of being ridiculous or over the top – I think that’s the main thing for me to work on.” — Charlotte Gainsbourg
191. “Why do people persist in a dissatisfying relationship, unwilling either to work toward solutions or end it and move on? It’s because they know changing will lead to the unknown, and most people believe that the unknown will be much more painful than what they’re already experiencing.” – Anthony Robbins

4. “Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.” ― Shannon L. Alder145. “When we go back into the past and rake up all the troubles we’ve had, we end up reeling and staggering through life. Stability and peace of mind come by living in the moment.”– Pam W. Vredevelt

14. “Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.” ― Tony Schwartz

248. “If you want to move to a higher level of life, you have to be willing to let go of some of your old ways of thinking and being and adopt new ones.” ― T. Harv Eker124. “Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.” – Jack Kornfield 1. “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ― Steve Maraboli 30. “I just wanted to tell you that I understand if you go. It’s okay if you have to leave us. It’s okay if you want to stop fighting.” ― Gayle Forman, If I Stay This statistic could be used to reinforce the idea that letting go of resentment and practicing forgiveness is a vital component of maintaining emotional and physical health. 6. “When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.” ― Shannon L. Alder 165. “I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” — Robert Downey Jr. A study conducted by the University of California, Berkeley, found that people who hold onto grudges are more likely to experience negative emotions and have worse relationships with others.202. “Meditation is really letting go of all the thought processes or ‘mind traffic’ that gets in the way of just whatever is between you and space and consciousness.” — Trudie Styler

What is a deep quote about letting go?
Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down. The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
197. “I have realized taking a stand is tough, but what’s tougher is maintaining it and letting go of all those who doubt your intent.” — Rhea Chakraborty245. “There are a number of things to let go of in life. One of these things is worry of which there is nothing more unproductive or personally debilitating.” — Catherine Pulsifer

18. “Love is never supposed to hurt. Love is supposed to heal, to be your haven from misery, to make living fucking worthwhile.” ― Mia Asher, Arsen: A Broken Love Story
12. “If you didn’t love him, this never would have happened. But you did. And accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go.” ― Sarah Dessen, Dreamland

200. “I feel like, every single decision I make and every single album I make, it’s all about letting go. Letting go of the past and just getting on with it.” — John Grant
31. “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” ― Deborah Reber10. “If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.” ― C. JoyBell C. 250. “Feeling uncomfortable in whatever you do does not have to stop you from doing anything, instead it should motivate you to do it anyway and let go of that feeling.” ― Susie Harper 252. “Make a conscious effort to let go of fear and act from a sense of consciousness that will empower and protect you. You are strong. You are greater than the fear!” ― Les Brown238. “It is your courage that supports your ability to let go of deadly attitudes, change the way you organize your time, change your relationships and change who and what you are.” — S. Walston

Why love is hard to let go?
It also signifies a big change in your life, and maybe even your identity. Even if you know that the relationship wasn’t for you, it can still be hard to let go of it. Change is scary. Letting go requires you to move on from something that was familiar and comforting and enter into the uncertain future.
205. “I think anybody who has had a long relationship and has had a really hard time letting go, wants to feel like it’s not all for naught, and it’s meaningful, because it makes you who you are.” — Rashida Jones204. “So we’re in this process of letting go of our own attachments to our physical forms and to the people we love, and… basically everything. Life is like this one big process of letting go.” — Adrianne Lenker180. “It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place.” – Angelina JolieI really liked the quote about sometimes you must let go, simply because holding onto it has become too heavy – I read another part to that somewhere else and it said something like – its like weights around one’s ankles and I felt like I was in a sinking ship. Always being there for someone you love when they are never there for you is painful and eventually it becomes a weight impossible to carry, no matter who it is. Since letting go, my heart is so much lighter because I’m not constantly crying over a new hurt. They didn’t change, but I had to. 53. “You must be strong enough to know that love will come to you when you are ready. You must be strong enough to know when to say goodbye, and know that letting go is not weak.” – Marisa Donnelly 73. “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”– Walt Disney24. “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” ― Ann Landers

240. “By letting go of the things that have been in your life with a feeling of gratitude, you foster appreciation for, and a desire to take better care of, the things in your life.” — Marie Kondo35. “If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.” ― Steve Maraboli

92. “Don’t hang on to the past and don’t look on to the future, focus on your present and present will build your future, cover your past and make your present worth a while”― Meeran W. Malik
201. “Most people believe that results matter. The idea that results matter is one that you have to keep letting go of. And most of the time, I believe it.” — Russell Simmons

171. “You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won’t receive the good things God has in store.” — Joel Osteen
In a study by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, it was found that practicing forgiveness can lead to increased feelings of empathy and compassion towards others.A survey by the American Psychological Association found that 61% of adults in the United States reported feeling stress about work in 2020, with money and the economy coming in as the second and third most common sources of stress. 48. “Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits. (January 11)” ― Sarah Ban Breathnach A study by researchers at Stanford University found that holding onto grudges and negative emotions can lead to increased stress levels and decreased overall well-being.

What is a quote of not giving up?
Thomas Edison. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
143. “Letting go is not getting rid of memories. Memories will stay; they always do. Letting go is making sure that the pain associated with the memories goes away.”– Arti Honrao

241. “You can become better tomorrow than you are today, but it requires letting go of your past and learning from success and failure.” — Steve Gilliland
40. “There ain’t no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.” ― Kate DiCamilloWhether it’s a relationship, a change in life circumstances, or simply something that is no longer serving you well, letting go is something that you must do in order to heal and move on.

251. “If you really want to feel at peace, then your goal is to let go of the ego which separates us from being at one with all which is.” ― Kevin Kerr
189. “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell52. “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” – Deborah Reber

Is letting go is love?
Letting go doesn’t mean the end of a relationship or the abandonment of something you care about — rather, it can be an act of love. By releasing control and allowing someone else freedom in their life, you can create a healthier relationship based on respect and understanding.
112. “Letting go is an energetic process that moves us in a different flow of reality beyond the illusion and into more of a free-flowing liberation space.” – Christine McCormick Day229. “Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.” ― Criss Jami,

Research by Dr. James W. Pennebaker at the University of Texas at Austin found that individuals who wrote about emotional experiences for 15 minutes a day, for four consecutive days, showed a marked improvement in their ability to let go and move on from traumatic events.
2. “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” ― Steve Maraboli Research conducted by the University of Texas at Austin found that letting go of past romantic relationships can lead to greater personal growth and development. 47. “Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will… but then again, if you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all. Imagining isn’t perfect. You can’t get all the way inside someone else… But imagining being someone else, or the world being something else, is the only way in. It is the machine that kills the fascists” ― John Green

Why should you let people go?
If you’re able to let go and start accepting things as they are instead of how you’d like them to be, you’ll find that you’ll suffer less from the problems of stress, emotional ties to the past or future, frustration with others, struggles with loss, and succumbing to fear.
According to a study conducted by the American Psychological Association, individuals who practice letting go of negative emotions experience a 27% reduction in stress.246. “It is important for us to let go of the hurt and pain our past left behind and open up to the possibilities of what the future may hold.” — Ron Walker

According to research by the University of Michigan, forgiveness is positively associated with greater relationship satisfaction and better communication skills.
187. “Offering yourself forgiveness and compassion for what has happened will help you to let go of the past so that you can move more fully into the future.” – Alison Cardy173. “Everything I read about hitting a midlife crisis was true. I had such a struggle letting go of youthful things and learning how to exist and have enthusiasm while settling into the comfort of an older age.” — David Bowie

This statistic could be used to illustrate the ripple effect of forgiveness, as letting go of anger and resentment towards others can result in a more positive and compassionate outlook on life.
164. “The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.” — Alyson Noel However, if an individual can learn to master the skills of letting go of past hurts and grievances they are holding on to and stop worrying about every case scenario in the future that can go wrong – then they can truly feel a sense of peace. 21. “We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.” ― C. JoyBell C.23. “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.” ― Stephen King

According to a study conducted by the University of Illinois, holding onto negative emotions like anger, resentment, and disappointment can lead to higher stress levels and poorer health outcomes.
If you’re enjoying these quotes, make sure to read our collection of toxic relationships quotes that will remind you it’s time to make some big changes.Life is not a tale. You need to understand that the story you have thought might not have the same sequences, and if it doesn’t occur; likewise, you should be able to find joy in the reality itself.

What does sometimes you have to let go mean?
It is the act of detaching yourself from unpleasant, meaningless or harmful thoughts and feelings. In this process, you free yourself from emotional burdens and stop taking things personally.
It is important to make sure that you acknowledge reality and accept it. At times, you must understand that life is very different from your thoughts. You might think of a lot of things and have plans for them accordingly, but life is not a script that is to be followed.It might take a bit of time to accept reality, but once you do it, things will become simpler for you to perceive. Then, it would be easier for you to accept the harsh realities of life, and embrace the moments as they are!

Life is quite unpredictable, and you never know what happens the very next moment. It is alright to have your own preferences, choices, and plans, but at the same time, you should be able to formulate different other alternatives if things do not happen the way you have thought them to fall like!
Life is not a bed of roses, and you need to understand it well. There will be both ups and downs. Each of them has its own significance. While the “ups” will give you reasons to cherish, there will be “downs,” which will give you ample opportunities to commit mistakes and then learn from them.The sooner you are able to accept it, the easier it gets for you to acknowledge. You ought to understand that life will happen as it is destined to be! You need to know the reasons for finding joy in the way you are living.

Is it okay to let go sometimes?
Believe it or not, that’s often part of life. It happens to most of us and, it’s OK. There’s no shame in feeling lost and uncertain of the future. Hopefully, somewhere down the line, our issues and problems will find resolution and we’ll finally be able to move on.
There are times when life would not happen, just as you want it to take its turns. Sometimes, you will have to let go of the picture. This is because you might have dreamt of a lot of things, but that couldn’t have been possible in your life due to some or the other reason.

You also need to be vigilant, and not allow the negative emotions people transmit to you, movies you see, or the news you watch, affect adversely how you feel.Letting go is the process of freeing yourself from obsessing thoughts and unhappy feelings. This might seem difficult to do, but with some training and practice, it becomes possible.

“When you choose to let go of negative past events, not to obsess yourself with fears and worries, and to display emotional detachment toward them, you choose happiness.”
You need to develop some self-esteem and inner strength, and stop allowing people’s words and thoughts to disturb you. This has been explained in detail in the book, “Emotional Detachment for Happier Life”, mentioned below.It might not be easy to get rid of them, but when you repeatedly think about the harm that they are causing you, you will eventually stop allowing yourself to wallow in them.

Most people are afraid to let go. They are attached to beliefs, habits, possessions and people, and find it difficult to cut their unnecessary and harmful attachments loose, even if they are causing them to suffer and be unhappy.

Letting go also means detachment, the removing of attachments to anything that makes you suffer or unhappy. It means lack of attachment, and non-involvement with matters that do not concern you, or which make you suffer.

Anger, grudges, resentment and envy are like ropes that tie you down. You gain nothing from them, but you lose a lot by holding on them. You need to learn to let go of them.
To experience a broader consciousness, a sense of freedom and happiness, you need to rise above your ego. You can do so by letting go of the thoughts, feelings and memories that hold you down and keep you imprisoned within your ego.Too much involvement with negative people take too much of your time and energy. This involvement agitates your mind and feelings, and causes a lack of peace. That’s why letting go of people, who make you feel stressed and unpeaceful is important.It might seem strange to you, but often, we let thoughts pass through the mind without paying them close attention. We often let these thoughts affect how we feel and act.

“You cannot sail when the anchor is holding your ship. You need to pull it up. Letting go is like pulling up the anchor of your ship and starting to sail.”
Attachment is like an anchor of a ship. Letting go, enables you to lift the anchor, and allow the ship to sail. When no negative thoughts, feelings and habits tie you down, you can move on to a better and happier life.You need to strive to be aware of the thoughts you think, and often, ask yourself whether they are they necessary and useful to you. If they are not necessary and useful, refuse to think them and have anything to do with them.When becoming aware of negative feelings, of anger and resentment, worry and fear, ask yourself whether they are useful to you in any way. Do you gain any benefit from them?You need to cut loose the rope that ties you down like shackles to negative habits, meaningless thoughts, and painful or unhappy feelings and memories. You need to cut the attachment to them.This term means letting go of painful memories and painful thoughts, harmful desires and unhealthy habits. It also means stop dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.

This should be the same with useless and negative thoughts, unpleasant memories and bad habits, unhealthy lifestyle, and even with people who make you suffer or unhappy.
The ego, this entity comprised of your thoughts and your feelings, beliefs and habits, does not allow your awareness to rise higher. It keeps you within your day-today awareness, habits, likes and dislikes.

If you discover that you often think negative thoughts or dwell on difficulties and worries, try shifting your attention to positive and happy thoughts, so that the negative ones lose their power over you.Stop taking things personally. Not everything people say is about you. You might be interpreting what they say incorrectly, they might be just joking, or what they say is unimportant. Rachel Marie Martin is the author behind Finding Joy and the book The Brave Art of Motherhood. She is fiercely passionate about living an authentic, joy-filled and driven life and because of that writes powerful truth for others hoping to be the catalyst for change. Worrying about the same situation or relationship on a daily basis is very time consuming and energy draining. You will be pleasantly surprised by how much space will open up in your life for old interests and passions once you remove yourself from a toxic or unhelpful situation.

Staying in an unhealthy situation, such as a destructive relationship, can change you — and not for the better. Toxic relationships and job roles have a habit of forcing us to bend our personalities, dreams, and desires out of all recognition just to keep the peace. When you give yourself permission to leave, your real self can re-emerge once more. Your life will feel more authentic.Not only will you have more time for old passions when you let go of whatever or whoever it was that was holding you back, you will also find yourself more likely to engage with the most important aspects of your life. This includes your friendships.

Once you have stopped devoting precious mental resources to analysing an unhealthy situation or individual, you can start to look proactively towards the future. Rather than ruminating on what has been and gone, you will start to think about the glorious possibilities that await you.
It may seem hard to believe at the beginning, but in time you will truly move on from whatever it was that was holding you back. Letting go is an emotionally fraught process — especially if the relationship, job, or other cause of your difficulties was a major part of your life or identity. It is important to realise that learning to let go is one of the most important life skills you can master. Once you have the ability to identify unhealthy elements in your life and to move on, you will have taken a vital step towards maximising your health and fulfilling your potential.

If you have recently taken the brave step of letting go of a situation or individual that was doing you no favors, congratulations! Your life is about to seriously improve. Here’s how and why.

Sometimes, you don’t realise just how trapped you have been feeling until you let go. For instance, you may have stayed in an unfulfilling friends group for years, just from habit or fear of being unable to find new friends. When you allow yourself to admit that such situations are not benefitting you psychologically, a huge weight will be lifted. You may feel nervous at first, but you will feel free!

The time and effort you were previously expending on fretting about that which you have now let go of can be channeled into strengthening connections with old friends as well as expanding your social group to include new people.
Letting go is empowering. In doing so, you demonstrate to yourself that you are competent, can make positive decisions, and have your own best interests at heart. This, combined with your newly freed-up energy, will boost your productivity both at home and at work. Your self-image will get a drastic upgrade!

All of us must decide, at various points over the course of our lives, whether or not to let go of something or someone that is making us unhappy. Whether it’s a toxic partner, an unhealthy job, or an irredeemable friendship, there are times when you have to let go and move on.
As with most seasons, the transition from one to another isn’t always necessarily apparent. But, there’s always that one day—the first hot day after a long winter; the first crisp fall morning after a hot summer; the first snow of the year; the first fully blossomed tree in the spring…there’s always a day when you can just feel the certain, subtle end of one season and beginning of another.It’s very possible to have limitless amounts of love and passion—but time and energy will always be finite resources. Naturally, if we are holding on to things we love and/or feel passionate about but must let go of, we are expending our limited time and energy on the inevitable dissipation of something. And all I can do while I’m in it is understand that letting go wouldn’t be necessary if I wasn’t clearing a space for bigger, more love-filled, more available opportunities to assume that space instead. It’s kind of like throwing a party at a club—when you know Beyonce is coming and you try to fill the club with random people and bells and whistles so it would look full when she came. And then you know what happens? She shows up, takes one look, and turns around saying, “Nope, too crowded.”You’re not the first person on the planet who’s found a great love and lost it. Or found a dream job and got let go. Or started a company and had it fail. If you want something magnificent, stop letting mediocre things take up your limited space and energy. If you want to find a great job, do indispensable work and find a team who fully love the work you do. If you want to find a great love, stop letting unavailable people take a piece of your heart. If you want to save to move to a new city, stop dropping $200 a weekend on drinks at bars. Letting go is an act of faith. Faith that you can strip away the net of comfort and still be caught when you fall. Faith in the things you can’t prove. Faith that your gut is leading you in the right direction. Faith that if you love something or someone, sometimes the best thing you can do is let it go.

This is the thing about letting go—while almost always bittersweet and seemingly impossible, once you let go of the people and things that no longer belong in your life–either by choice or force—you create a whole lot of amazing space for exactly the right things to emerge in your life.
No matter how much it hurts, how wrong it feels in your head or heart, or how much easier it is to choose the route of immediate pleasure over long-term values…you’ll know when it’s time to let go.We know how hard it is to let go after a relationship, and that’s why we’ve designed an entire program to support you on the path to wholeness. As a loyal blog reader, we are offering 50% off all our Mend Classes for a limited time. Use code BLOG50 at checkout. We cover topics like sex with your ex, letting go, and how to recover from rebounds. Sign up to get started.