Letting Go


“Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering.”

~The Dalai Lama



~Tonya R. Hengerer


At times, we hold on


Tightly to

An idea, memory, or

Concept—perhaps, even a

Human being or

Material object. ย Difficulty arises when life changes, but

Expectations stay the same. ย It’s


Time to let go.



“Letting Go”

~Suzanne Lucas


Giving up is merely quitting,

Letting go is sweet release.


Giving up is cries of anguish.

Letting go is perfect peace.


Giving up is hard and heavy.

Letting go is loose and light.


Giving up is simply failure,

Letting go, success in sight.


Giving up is very human.

Letting go is most divine.


Giving up is death at sundown,

Letting go, the rising sun.


Giving up is “There, it’s over.”

Letting go, “I’ve just begun.”



  1. What a lovely post. Letting go and forgiveness are the key to content, I believe though oddly the person most attached to things and the past that I know is my ex-husband and he is Buddhist …. however, I have him to thank for learning the lessons well.

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    • Thank you so much. I also believe that letting go and forgiveness are the key to contentment.

      I think you make a great point about seeing people or situations in life as teachers. Instead of being upset, it’s much more empowering to ask, “What is this teaching me? What am I supposed to learn?” Thank you for sharing.


  2. I like how you paired these quotations which are beautiful and poetic, Tonya. I also enjoyed the sheep in a blizzard and the flower pictures. You had me at Letting Go. This is a hard one for the eldest child, girl with two irresponsible brothers while young.

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