Quotes on Letting Go

Quotes on Letting Go

“Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.”
~ C. JoyBell C.

“Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.”

“One of the fundamental keys to sustaining ecstasy is not to get attached to certain situations in life. It is learning how to live with the wisdom of uncertainty, freeing yourself from any expectations. This means letting go of all control and surrendering to the flow of life. Just allow God to take you along through the simplest things in life to the most complex.”
~ Prem Baba

“Today I close the door to the past, open the door to the future, take a deep breath, step on through and start a new chapter in my life.”
~ unknown

“When someone has let you go, let go. Hanging on out of fear of a different form of discomfort only intensifies the pain in your heart. The people who are supposed to be part of your life right now are already in your life. Focus on who you have and not on who you don’t have.”
~ unknown

“Staying in a place you’re unappreciated isn’t called loyalty, it’s called breaking your own heart.”
~ Trent Shelton

“Our journey is about being more deeply involved in life, and yet less attached to it.”
~ Ram Dass

“To find peace, you have to be willing to lose your connection with the people, places, and things that create all the noise in your life.”
~ unknown

“When you release expectations, you are free to enjoy things for what they are instead of what you think they should be.”
~ Mandy Hale

“Expectation is the root of all heartache.”
~William Shakespeare

“Sometimes we may need to simply choose life. It is possible to become so attached to something or someone we have lost that we move forward blindly, looking over our shoulder to the past rather than before us to what lies ahead.”
~ Rachel Naomi Remen

“In the end,
only three things matter:
how much you loved,
how gently you lived.
and how gracefully you let go
of things not meant for you.”
~ Buddha

“There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don’t.”
~ Jose N. Harris

“Never run back to what broke you.”
~ Frank Ocean

“Let go of those who aren’t really there – There are certain people who aren’t meant to fit into your life no matter how much you want them to.  And the only ones truly worthy of your love are the ones who stand with you through the hard times and laugh with you after the hard times pass.  Maybe a happy ending doesn’t include anyone else right now.  Maybe it’s just you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself for something better in the future.  Maybe the happy ending is simple letting go.”
~ Marc Chernoff

“Peace begins when expectation ends.”
~ Sri Chinmoy

“There is no need to hold on—it all already exists, so allow it. Let it just be. Without grasping. Without pressing repeat. It all had a purpose, once, long ago. Even if it was yesterday, or a minute ago — it has now passed. Past.”
~ Alex Myles

“You have to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served.”
~ Nina Simone

“One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through. Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life. Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust.”
~ Paulo Coelho

“If you want something really, really badly, let go of it completely.
When you let go, you will suddenly remember that you are complete as is.
This will also give the thing you wanted, or even better, a chance to come to the centered, complete and worthy new you.
The crazy thing is, it suddenly won’t be the source of your happiness.
You will be the source of your happiness.”
~ Kyle Cease

“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!”
~ C. JoyBell C.

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned.. so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
~ Joseph Campbell

“None of us can be in the present and the past at the same time, not even when we try to understand the things that happen to us. What has passed will not return….and the best we can do is to let them really go away.”
~ Paulo Coelho

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
~ Kahlil Gibran

“Few people understand what it means to really be there for somebody. And that’s the roughest part about being on a journey, You realize the main ones that said they’ll ride, are the first to fall off. People make promises when the sun is shining and make excuses when the storm comes. That’s why I’m always thankful for the rain… it washes away the unnecessary. The reality is, you could be amazing, genuine, and sincere but still be overlooked. Because honestly, people don’t want something real anymore, they just want reasons to complain and excuses to avoid. Having a good thing is so hard because meeting a strong person is so rare. So I’ve learned to respect when people run from me, I realize my kind of love ain’t for everybody. I’m at peace with that.”
~ Rob Hill Sr.

“Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.”
~ Caroline Myss

“The less we are attached to life, the more alive we can become. The less we have preferences about life, the more deeply we can experience and participate in life…..trusting one’s ability to take joy in the newness of the day and what it may bring. More about adventure than having your own way.”
~ Rachel Naomi Remen

“All the trees are losing their leaves, and not one of them is worried.”
~ Donald Miller

“Throw out the ending. Let go of how you think it should be. Enjoy skipping across the empty white pages of the unwritten.”
~ The Better Man Project

“One of the biggest lessons that I have learned in this life is how futile it is to fight inevitability. Life is change; if we stop changing, we stop growing. Life is never going to go exactly the way that you want it to. Something is always waiting to pop up and bite you.  The more that you attempt to make life go your way the more that it won’t. Your life will be so much more peaceful and smooth if you just learn to stop swimming upstream.”
~ Sibyl McLendon

“There are seasons of the heart. There are seasons in our lives, just as there are seasons to all of nature. These seasons cannot be forced any more than one can force the coming of spring by going out and pulling at tender blades of grass to make them grow.”
~ Melody Beattie

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
~ Tom Morrison

“If you try to hold on to life, you lose it. You can’t hold your breath and stay alive; it becomes extremely uncomfortable to hold your breath. And so in exactly the same way, it becomes extremely uncomfortable to spend all your time holding onto your life.”
~ Alan Watts

“There comes a time when you have to stop crossing oceans for people who won’t even jump a puddle for you,”
~ unknown

“Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it.”
~ unknown

“Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity, or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere.”
~ Paul Coelho

“Freedom may come not from being in control of life but rather from a willingness to move with the events of life, to hold on to our memories but let go of the past, to choose, when necessary, the inevitable. We can become free at any time.”
~ Rachel Naomi Remen

“Letting go is to love yourself enough to look at the past with a different perspective. It is to accept that you can’t change the past, but that you can change whenever your perspective poisons or nourishes you.”
~ Steve Maraboli

“The hardest lesson I ever had to learn in my life was to love as hard as I could and let go of expectations. Expectations are those things that you create when you think life “should or shouldn’t” happen a specific way. But the reality is, those “shoulds” only set you up for pain. If you let things show up the way they need to show up, life starts to happen for you and not against you….If at some point your heart tells you it’s time to leave (for whatever reason) then it’s time to go…..Let go of the way you think it should all play out for you and open yourself up to what life is – the great mystery.”
~ The Better Man Project

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

See also: Quotes on Relationship, Quotes on Self-Love, and Quotes on Courage

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