To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on October 21, 2014 in Picture Quotes
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There is a big difference between giving up and letting go. Letting go means freeing yourself from something that is no longer serving you. It means removing toxic people and belief systems from your life so that you can make room for relationships and ideas that are conducive to your wellbeing and happiness. Giving up reduces your life. Letting go expands it. Giving up is imprisoning. Letting go is liberation. Giving up is self-defeat. Letting go is self-care.So the next time you make the decision to release something or someone that is stifling your happiness and growth, and a person has the audacity to accuse you of giving up or being weak, remind yourself of the difference. Remind yourself that you don’t need anyone’s permission or approval to live your life in the way that feels right. No one has the authority to tell you who to be or how to live.
~Daniell Koepke

7 Comments

  1. Laara October 21, 2014 Reply

    “no longer serving you”. I don’t like that……no consideration, no warmth, all “about me”. Don’t agree.

  2. Amanda October 21, 2014 Reply

    Laara: serving has many meanings” act of someone, to fulfill, to complete for someone, helping others, etc. It’s not about being a servant. The entire message is saying there a complete difference between letting go of negativity in your life or giving up on something/someone. This message is “Serving a purpose”. But I’m surprised out of everything in the entire quote, you took the one negative word and disregarded the entire meaning behind it.

  3. Madhu October 22, 2014 Reply

    Letting go does not mean that.. “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.” “A star falls from the sky and into your hands. Then it seeps through your veins and swims inside your blood and becomes every part of you. And then you have to put it back into the sky. And it’s the most painful thing you’ll ever have to do and that you’ve ever done. But what’s yours is yours. Whether it’s up in the sky or here in your hands. And one day, it’ll fall from the sky and hit you in the head real hard and that time, you won’t have to put it back in the sky again.”
    ― C. JoyBell C.
    ‘Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!” “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.”

  4. Rida Hasho October 22, 2014 Reply

    its hard…

  5. Dez March 9, 2015 Reply

    I tried but I needed to try a little harder I’m not week I’ve bin Sven bin strong it’s just weird that you are right there when you want to a moment with me I’ll always be here loves you so much Samantha god bless you always be here for you I miss you so much and I can’t seem to have got over you I can’t and don’t know why bye checkies:(?
    :-(:-D

  6. Dez March 10, 2015 Reply

    I just want you to know that I never expected to end it with you come pleatlie you don’t have to hide from me I’m sorry for being so stuk on you you take care good bye

  7. kєm чírєnkчí December 22, 2016 Reply

    Letting go means the person you taught you loved doesn’t love you anymore and you have to let it go cause staying in the relationship will only hurt you. So you gather all the courage in the world to let it go.

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