I selected these inspirational quotes about letting go to remind us not to allow our past trauma to dictate the direction our life will take in future.
The pain I suffered as a child used to hang around my neck, dragging me down like a heavy anchor. People tell you glibly that you should forgive and forget – but how is that possible? Even if you manage to forgive, some things can never be forgotten.
However with time I realized that it is possible to accept that what happened cannot be undone and it will be part of you forever, but to take away its power to destroy your future.
Letting go does not mean pretending that your traumatic experiences never happened. It also does not mean that you should pretend you never felt that pain. That would not be letting go – it would be an unhealthy denial and distortion of your reality.
As these inspirational quotes remind us, letting go is about taking back our power to control our destiny. It means working to improve our low self-esteem, and changing behaviours such as learned helplessness or negative self-talk.
I hope that you will find these inspirational quotes about letting go as helpful as I did.
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Letting go quotes
“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
“Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.”Mandy Hale
“Thank God I found the GOOD in goodbye.”Beyonce Knowles
“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. Alder
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”J. K. Rowling
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”Carl Jung
“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 the past that drags you down.”Amit Ray
“All that sadness. All that anger. It is the smoke that gets into your eyes. If you do not blow it away, how can you hope to see?”Anthony Horowitz
You are not giving up when you let go, you are moving on, there is a big difference.Catherine Pulsifer
Having inner peace means committing to letting go of self-criticism and self-doubt.Sanaya Roman
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