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


To “let go” is not to cut myself off, it’s the realization 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 hands.


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


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


To “let go” is not to fix, but to be supportive.


To “let go” is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being.


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


To “let go” is not be protective, it’s to permit another to face reality.


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 correct them.


To “let go” is not to adjust everything to my desires but to take each day as it comes, and 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 live for the future.


To “let go” is to fear less, and love more.






Maria Hilda Pinon, author of The Willows of Corona, a novel, and Candles in the Dark…poems to grieve, hope and love again.