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150 Letting Go Quotes That Will Make You More Peaceful

Here are 150 of the best letting go quotes. Keep in mind that letting go doesn’t mean you’re passive. It means you’re taking a different direction.
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Doing nothing is sometimes one of the highest of the duties of man. G.K. Chesterton

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Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on. Eckhart Tolle (A New Earth)

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Seek not that the things which happen should happen as you wish; but wish the things which happen to be as they are, and you will have a tranquil flow of life. Epictetus (Enchiridion)

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Intelligence consists in ignoring things that are irrelevant. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Give up your attachment to having things your way. Iyanla Vanzant

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Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu

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Never waste valuable time, or mental peace of mind, on the affairs of others – that is too high a price to pay. Robert Greene

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A rational person can find peace by cultivating indifference to things outside of their control. Naval Ravikant

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There are two ways to be. One is at war with reality and the other is at peace. Byron Katie

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No drives, no compulsions, no needs, no attractions; when your affairs are under control you are free. Zhuangzi

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Let go of becoming but never let go of taking action. Stop expecting and start living. Maxime Lagacé

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Anyone who enjoys inner peace is no more broken by failure than he is inflated by success. Matthieu Ricard (Happiest man in the world)

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Become comfortable with not knowing. Eckhart Tolle

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Choose the non-emotional response to any given situation and see how much easier your life becomes. Naval Ravikant

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The way of love is the way of no-expectation. Love exists only when there is a total acceptance and no desire to change anything. Osho

The Best Letting Go Quotes

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Life moves on and so should we. Spencer Johnson

Take a step back and realize most things are distractions. Maxime Lagacé

One’s doing well if age improves even slightly one’s capacity to hold on to that vital truism: “This too shall pass”. Alain de Botton

Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting. Jack Kornfield

Just keep in mind: the more we value things outside our control, the less control we have. Epictetus

To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their own. Jack Kornfield

We are always in transition. If you can just relax with that, you’ll have no problem. Chögyam Trungpa

Accept what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be. Sonia Ricotti

You deserve to rest. Even if only for a moment. Put down the weight you’re carrying. Let go of the need to keep it all together. Take off your warrior mask. For this moment, now … just breathe. Jason Garner

Let go and just do your own work. Ajahn Chah

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Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand – relax. Osho

To resist change, to try to cling to life, is like holding your breath: if you persist you kill yourself. Alan Watts

The willing are led by fate, the reluctant are dragged. Cleanthes

Just as a mighty boulder stirs not with the wind, so the wise are never moved either by praise or blame. The Dhammapada

Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic – this is the spiritual path. Pema Chödrön

Observe things as they are and don’t pay attention to other people. Huang Po

The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength. Marcus Aurelius

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. Henry Havelock Ellis

When we give too many f*cks, when we choose to give a f*ck about everything, then we feel as though we are perpetually entitled to feel comfortable and happy at all times – that’s when life f*cks us. Mark Manson

Your mind will find dissatisfaction regardless of your circumstances. Dissatisfaction is independent of circumstances; switching circumstances won’t solve your dissatisfaction. Instead, learn to release your attachments and accept the universe whatever it brings you. Justin Kan

Enjoy what you can and ignore the rest. Let’s not waste any energy fighting things that are outside our control. Paulo Coelho

Without desire there is stillness, and the world settles by itself. Lao Tzu

Part 2. Letting Go Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Letting Go Quotes (Thoreau, Osho, Lao Tzu, etc.)

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Some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go. Herman Hesse

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. E. M. Forster

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. Lao Tzu

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu

What such a man needs is not courage but nerve control, cool headedness. This he can get only by practice. Theodore Roosevelt

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. 14th Dalai Lama

From my own limited experience I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. 14th Dalai Lama

Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong. Zen proverb

Don’t hope that events will turn out the way you want, welcome events in whichever way they happen: this is the path to peace. Epictetus

The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go. Friedrich Nietzsche

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A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. Henry David Thoreau

There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally. Don Miguel Ruiz (The Four Agreements)

Celebration is my attitude, unconditional to what life brings. Osho

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. They prefer suffering that is familiar to the unknown. Thich Nhat Hanh

You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can’t control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone. Marcus Aurelius

The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it. Carl Jung

It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place. Angelina Jolie

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. Oprah Winfrey

Live with purpose. Don’t let people or things around you get you down. Albert Einstein

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Short Letting Go Quotes

One-liners, short quotes about letting go, sayings, thoughts and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
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Just be, and enjoy being. Eckhart Tolle

Whatever it is, let it go. Unknown

Dare to live by letting go. Tom Althouse

Letting go is not giving up. Mingyur Rinpoche

Let it all go, see what stays. Osho

Learning to live is learning to let go. Sogyal Rinpoche

Learning to let go is learning to accept. Maxime Lagacé

Learning to accept is learning to love. Maxime Lagacé

Peace is what you are capable of being. Wayne Dyer

You have got to let go and let it happen. Alan Watts

The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind. Atiśa Dīpaṃkara Śrījñāna

Some things can only be grasped by letting go. @DailyZen

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Feelings are just visitors. Let them come and go. Mooji

Cease striving. Then there will be transformation. Zhuangzi

If you let go of your story, you get to live your life. Neil Strauss

Don’t try to force anything. Let life be a deep let-go. Osho

Never ruin a good day by thinking about a bad yesterday. Unknown

Have a mind that is open to everything, and attached to nothing. Tilopa

Whatever comes, don’t push it away. When it goes, do not grieve. Mooji

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Inspirational Letting Go Quotes

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If you let go a little you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot you will have a lot of peace. Ajahn Chah

The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday. Steve Maraboli

Letting go doesn’t mean you give up. It means you keep going but you’re not attached to the outcome. Maxime Lagacé

We must learn to let things flow just like breath, and life will do the rest. Iyanla Vanzant

If there is no contradiction whatsoever you have abundance of energy. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Slow down, get aligned, listen to the guidance and receive miracles. Gabby Bernstein

Don’t worry about the elements around you and what’s going on… You gotta get out there and get it. David Goggins

Let your mind wander in the pure and simple. Be one with the infinite. Let all things take their course. Zhuangzi

Forget the years, forget distinctions. Leap into the boundless and make it your home! Zhuangzi

The person who trusts can relax into existence. The person who cannot trust remains tense, remains anxious, afraid. Osho

If you can be patient, just a little patient and allow whatever is happening, soon you will be aware of a new quality in your being. Osho

Enlightenment is not a desire, is not a goal, is not an ambition. It is a dropping of all goals, a dropping of all desires, a dropping of all ambitions. It is just being natural. That’s what is meant by flowing. Osho

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It is inner stillness that will save and transform the world. Eckhart Tolle

Trust simply means that whatever happens we are with it, joyously, not reluctantly, not unwillingly – then you miss the whole point – but dancingly, with a song, with laughter, with love. Whatever happens is for the good. Osho

If it can be improved, improve it. If it must be accepted, accept it. Embracing the inevitable frees you up to tackle what is within your control. The Stoic Emperor (@thestoicemperor)

Slow down, calm down, don’t worry, don’t hurry, trust the process. Unknown

Letting go is never easy. There is not short-cut or trick to it. You must be committed enough to your future to let go of your past. It’s not easy and it’s likely to hurt, but it is for the best. Steve Maraboli

Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. Zhuangzi

Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over. Guy Finley

The day I understood everything, was the day I stopped trying to figure everything out. The day I knew peace was the day I let everything go. C. JoyBell C.

Funny And Surprising Letting Go Quotes

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By letting go of the banana, the monkey becomes a monk. Swami Sarvapriyananda

Leave your front and back door open. Allow your thoughts to come and go. Just don’t serve them tea. Shunryu Suzuki

The best skill at cards is knowing when to discard. Baltasar Gracián

So much advantage in life comes from being willing to look like an idiot over the short term. Shane Parrish

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Deep Letting Go Quotes

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If you reject unfounded blame, you must also reject unjustified praise. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

And you know, there’s less charm in life when you think about death – but it’s more peaceful. Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina)

Our difficulty is to let go, either the past or the future, because we are frightened. Jiddu Krishnamurti

If someone’s insults’ bother you; it is evidence that you respect him. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The weak need others to know their worth. The strong already know their worth and show it. The wise just do their best and don’t care about the rest. Maxime Lagacé

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good. Ajahn Chah

Freedom is just letting go of all the things I want everyone to notice about me. Chrissy Stockton

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For a moment, let go of all trying to understand. Let go of all understanding. Here it is. Mooji

Part 1. Amor fati (Latin: “a love of fate”) is a mindset that you take on for making the best out of anything that happens: Treating each and every moment – no matter how challenging – as something to be embraced, not avoided. To not only be okay with it, but love it and be better for it. So that like oxygen to a fire, obstacles and adversity become fuel for your potential. Ryan Holiday

Part 2. That one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backwards, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it….but love it. Friedrich Nietzsche

Part 3. A blazing fire makes flame and brightness out of everything that is thrown into it. Marcus Aurelius

You’re only making a mess by trying to put things straight. You’re trying to straighten out a wiggly world and no wonder you’re in trouble. Alan Watts

Every beginning has an end and every end is a new beginning. Santosh Kalwar

Nothing can trouble you but your own imagination. Nisargadatta Maharaj

Unconsciousness, unawareness, is the cause of attachment. Osho

Trust is the fragrance of a silent, peaceful being. Trust is the fragrance of nothingness. Osho

Everything you have and will ever have, you will one day lose. Your health, your family, your life. No matter how much you kick and scream and fight. Prepare yourself for that moment, accept it, and be at peace. Justin Kan

Impermanence of everything is a universal constant. No matter what kind of legacy, family, foundation, or business you’ve created, one day it will disappear and no one will remember anything of your life. Justin Kan

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Wise Letting Go Quotes (Words Of Wisdom)

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Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Eckhart Tolle

One need not go anywhere to be blissful. One can sit silently, be alone, and be blissful. Osho

Like a sandcastle, all is temporary. Build it, tend it, enjoy it, and when the time comes let it go. Jack Cornfield

Care too little and you’ll eventually feel useless. Care too much and you’ll live in misery. Find out what’s worth suffering for. Maxime Lagacé

Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. Eckhart Tolle

A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it. Dogen

The world is ruled by letting things take their course. Lao Tzu

But you yourself will not wish to be a general or senator or consul, but a free man: and there is only one way to this, to despise (care not for) the things which are not in our power. Epictetus (Enchiridion)

Not coveting a single thing is the greatest gift you can give to the universe. Kodo Sawaki Roshi

I don’t let go of my thoughts, I meet them with understanding, then they let go of me. Byron Katie

Let life live you for a while instead of trying to make yourself live life. Alan Watts

Your heart’s strength is measured by how hard it holds on. Your self-worth and faith is measured by finally letting go. However, your peace is measured by how long you don’t look back. Shannon L. Alder

Everything changes. There is nothing to stick to. That is the Buddha’s most important teaching. Shunryū Suzuki

In the end the treasure of life is missed by those who hold on, and gained by those who let go. Taoist proverb

Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not. Valery Satterwhite

But when you let things be as they are, you will be a much happier, more balanced, compassionate person. Pema Chödrön

If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher. Pema Chödrön

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Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. Zen proverb

The mind is the ruler of the soul. It should remain unstirred by agitations of the flesh – gentle and violent ones alike. Not mingling with them, but fencing itself off and keeping those feelings in their place. When they make their way into your thoughts, through the sympathetic link between mind and body, don’t try to resist the sensation. The sensation is natural. But don’t let the mind start in with judgments, calling it “good” or “bad”. Marcus Aurelius

When hungry, eat your rice; when tired close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean. Linji Yixuan

Learning isn’t acquiring knowledge so much as it is trimming information that has already been acquired. Criss Jami

To enter the Buddha Way is to stop discriminating between good and evil and to cast aside the mind that says this is good and that is bad. Dogen

Other people are excited, as though they were a parade. I alone don’t care, I alone am expressionless like an infant before it can smile. Taoist proverb

No thought, no reflection, no analysis, no cultivation, no intention; let it settle itself. Tilopa

In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves. Rumi

Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do. Byron Katie

To me, meditation is a living relationship with the total existence that surrounds you. If you can be in love with any situation, then you are in meditation. Osho

Instead of becoming the world’s expert on Buddhism, just let go, let go, let go. Ajahn Sumedho

No desires, no goal, no seeking, no thoughts, neither obtaining, nor rejecting, nor grasping, nor letting go, being free. Taisen Deshimaru

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Part 3. Conclusion

Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future. Daphne Rose Kingma

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