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.
If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.
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.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.
Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.
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.
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. I tie no weights to my ankles.
If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you've made, if they don't realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.
Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better.
Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.
If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you're allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.
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.
If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.
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.
So I placed my heart under lock and key To take some time, and take care of me But I turn around and you're standing here
Even on my weakest days I get a little bit stronger