Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday Musings ~ Letting Go, or Holding On

It’s been said that the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

I couldn’t agree more with that philosophy. 

But the problem often lies in the choosing—what to hold on to and what to let go.

From a distance, the choices seem obvious: 

Let go of the things that cause pain. 

Hold on to the things that bring joy.

But you know as well as I do that it’s not that simple.

And it takes great strength either way—holding on, or letting go.



  1. We face this decision everyday don't we. I work so hard at handing it over to God, though I often take it back. Hugs!

  2. brilliant words. It's a fine dance to know when to let go and when to hold on. Thanks for this Monday morning word Dayle. Have an amazing day out there..

  3. I thought, "how timely." But then again, when isn't a good time to hear this? I'm letting go of a good thing to make room for an even better thing which is difficult because it's an unknown. I only like to shoo away the confirmed bad.

  4. What beautiful photos to accompany your beautiful words. So true. Have a great week!

  5. It is hard to let go-even when you know holding on causes pain. There is a fine line between those choices sometimes...knowing which fork in the road you should take. Wonderful, thought-provoking post. xo Diana

  6. Gorgeous photos and such wise words that we all need to think about.

  7. Great strength and the ability to step back and see the big picture.

    It's not easy is it?


  8. Hello Dear Dayle...

    Letting go IS hard, isn't it? So very, very hard. But sometimes that's all we can do.

    Your photos are stunning! Susan

  9. This is a truth that I can a test to.
    Letting go... so hard!
    But if you hold on to long, it hurts too.

    Prayers for you.

  10. As in all things, the Holy Spirit must guide us in these matters - letting go or holding on, only He can show us the path of wisdom.

    As a sidenote, I also need His help in learning when to speak up and when to stay silent. Also a challenge!!


  11. Timely post for me. Thank you :)

  12. It's one of our biggest challenges. If you are facing one right now I pray that you will make the right choice.

  13. Beautiful reflective post Dayle. Nice to meet you! :)

  14. This post is so true. Never easy to do

  15. I think that as we get older learning to let go becomes our key to happiness. Nothing stays the same, I'm learning this lesson over and over again. The Buddha says that it's not the letting go that causes suffering but the holding on and clinging. And this has been true in my own life. It's not intuitive that's for sure but I find that returning to gratitude always eases my struggles.


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