34 Quotes That Will Help You To Let Go And Move On

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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.

C. JoyBell C.

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.

Ann Landers

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.

Ray Bradbury

Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have…

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This Is How You Let Go

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You let go because they were honest from the get go about what they were looking for. You let go because even though you changed and you shifted, they stayed true to what they initially stated. When people tell you something, even when they’re naked and fingertip tracing the paths your freckles create along on your forearms, you have to force yourself to remember that they aren’t lying. There’s no such thing as hidden meanings. You have to listen to what they say when the words come tumbling from their mouths. Even when those words taste bitter and are difficult to swallow.

You let go because it’s what they want and you can never force someone to want you. No matter how you calculate, how you paint yourself, how you expertly toss your hair over one shoulder and slowly blink pretending to be more casual than you are you…

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This Is How You’ll Know When You’ve Truly Moved On

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We’ve all been there. In the midst of the most perfect and fairytale-ish relationship, out of the blue comes a full stop. And ninety-five percent of the times, you don’t even see it coming. One day, you’re just sitting on your bed, happily daydreaming about what your wedding will be like, and suddenly, you hit a wall. He will look serenely into your eyes, and for the first time, you won’t be able to detect even a drop of love in them.

He’ll say that it’s not working anymore, or that he needs some space to figure out who he is, or that it’s just not meant to be, or that he met someone else, or that he’s moving. And finally, after delivering the typical it’s-not-you-it’s-me and I’m-sorry, he’ll silently walk away, leaving you all alone to pick up the pieces and start over.

And it hurts…

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Why She Doesn’t Believe That You Love Her

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Because people have made her promises in the past and they’ve broken them. Because no matter how hard she works or how good of a person she is, she doesn’t believe she is worthy of love. Because she’s had too many people leave her – both intentionally and unintentionally – and she doesn’t want to give you the chance to leave too. There are a million reasons she might not be able to believe that you love her. And there will be a million more in the future.

She’s been through so much. So much. She’s had moments where she didn’t know how she was going to keep going. Moments where she didn’t think she could get out of bed, and worse moments where she did get out of bed and she felt like an empty shell while she was walking around. At some points, she was so…

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When You Think You Miss Him, This Is What You’re Actually Missing

“Let it be a scar that makes you stronger”

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You can still feel his touch when you close your eyes. It was dry and coarse but it warmed you. You yearn for the comfort that came with the feeling of his fingertips running down your back.

You want to feel his hand pressed against yours one more time, if only to ensure it feels exactly the way you remember it. You want to see if he’d still instinctively interlace his fingers with yours, like he used to.

You want to feel the way you used to. You want to feel that safe again.

You miss the way his eyes drank you in and how when they widened they silently spoke a promise to never hurt you.

Remembering a time before you’d ever been hurt is comforting, because things were easier then. It was a time before you realized you were capable of falling for someone, hard…

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I thought it was fair

The world is unfair

Well, I never believed in that line ever since. I never thought that the world is unfair, because every person would say that and that makes that world fair — for being fairly unfair. Maybe that time I wasn’t able to see the world in reality, that I wasn’t able to grasp it “worldly”, that maybe I am this one innocent girl who just wander around and walk through every patio without seeing deeply in the thoughts and hearts of every person I bump into.

The world isn’t unfair.

That was me before. That was me when I am always overwhelmed by my happiness and never thought that maybe in my left side, there’s someone who asked himself “Why that girl smiles and laughs, while me have to be in this excruciating sadness?”.

That was me when I am able to stroll the city and waste time and effort while others hopes for the time to stop for awhile to be able to cope up with deadlines.

That was me when I was able to eat dozens of doughnuts and liters of ice cream and nevermind if there’s somebody who is in agony of toothache or this little girl in the street who just looks at the tarpaulin of the ads and contains herself in imagining she was holding a cone of a rocky road flavored ice cream.

That was me when my family is still complete and I am able to call them and ask them any favors that I want even if I can manage on my own, not realizing that some orphan is happy with his mother/father/sister/brother.

That was me when I thought my world is perfect yet not knowing that thinking it is perfect makes it imperfect.

You may think that this article seems so rebellious or sounds opposite to what I am supposed to write or shall I say — to what I am supposed to write right. But, no.