In the wake of a breakup, your mind is spinning. You’re running through all the ‘could-haves,’ ‘should-haves,’ ‘what-ifs,’ and you’re driving yourself crazy. You’re missing him or her, and yet you’re trying to desperately to move on. You know it’s for the best, and yet you still question. Ultimately, your mind and heart are a mess.
But sometimes the hardest thing is to realize that life does not fall according to our plan. Sometimes people don’t love us the way they should. Sometimes letting go is the only choice, the right choice, to heal ourselves and the people we’ve distanced from.
Here are some quotes about love and letting go to help you put your broken pieces back together again, to set you on a new path, and to remind you that letting go does not mean you are weak. You are strong.
“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.”
“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them.”
C. JoyBell C.
“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.”
“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
“You cannot allow your heart to be pinned to the shirtsleeve of a man you are no longer in a relationship with. You cannot allow yourself to hold onto what needs to be let go of.”
“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”
“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.
“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”
Roy T. Bennett
“There ain’t no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.”
“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”
“Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.”
“If you didn’t love him, this never would have happened. But you did. And accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go.”
“I realise there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.”
“One of the best times for figuring out who you are & what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.”
“Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach
“You must be strong enough to know that love will come to you when you are ready. You must be strong enough to know when to say goodbye, and know that letting go is not weak.”
“The truth was, he now belonged only to my past, and it was time I begin to accept it, as much as it hurt to do so.”
“The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.”
“Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.”
Gerald G. Jampolsky
“If letting go, if letting people and things work themselves out in the way that they needed to without your help was the most important thing, then it was also the hardest.”
“Anything that feels forced or harder than it should be or causes you pain and distress is not meant for you. Having this mentality or faith will help you overcome the reluctance that comes with making a decision of whether or not you should let go. Things that are meant for you have a way of flowing smoothly into your life. The more you fight for something that is not meant for you, the more it will fight you.”
“The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.”
“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”