Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Letting Go


"It is hard sometimes to allow others to be who they are, especially if we feel we know what’s best for them and we see them making choices we wouldn’t make. However, if we are to be respectful and truly loving, we have to let people go, trusting that they will find their own way in their own time and understanding that it is their life to live. Just reminding yourself that the only life you have to live is your own is the first step to letting go."

Powerful words on Daily Om today...but this doesn't apply to 19 year old daughters...right??

5 comments:

Sorrow said...

Nope, not that I know of...
LOL

Jen said...

This is a hard one, and my daughter is only 4...

Rapunzel said...

It is the hardest thing in the world, IMHO, letting go of your children, allowing them to live their own lives and make their own mistakes. sigh.

Aisling said...

Letting them live their own life is alright as long as they are still following your advice. lol! Once they go off on some wild tangent, letting go gets a whole lot harder! I have a 19 yo daughter too, as you know, so I'm right there with you sister!

love and hugs,
Aisling

Rapunzel said...

Aisling, Exactly! LOL! And..umm..taking a semester off from college is following my advice! :-/