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Just Let Go

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who suffers from severe depression, and a bipolar diagnosis.

About this photo: “I try to view the world from a place of love, but it is hard when you have been hurt or have issues that keep you from getting close to people. I have learned that I must recognize my negative thoughts and feelings and try to let them go. The difficulties in my relationships and pain I hold onto are hurting me the most. I must try to acknowledge my negative thoughts as they come, recognize them without judgment, and release them. Like letters in the sand, I must see them but know that they will soon be washed away. If I let them be washed away, I can strive to exist in a more balanced and healthy, loving place.” 

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20 comments on “Just Let Go

  1. photosbyandy
    June 21, 2013

    Reblogged this on Life and Photos by Andy.

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  2. Jessica Slavin
    June 21, 2013

    thanks, i needed that

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  3. Hope
    June 21, 2013

    I love this to the point of tears! I needed it today! Makes me want to go to the beach write all my cares and watch them disapear!

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  4. Queenie
    June 21, 2013

    Great words and picture! X

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  5. Paula McLane Jennings
    June 21, 2013

    your photo is lovely. I love the beach and have often written in the sand too. See if you can find a Celebrate Recovery group in your area. That may help you with some of the letting go of the past hurts. I know it has helped me with doing more letting go.

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  6. Humor Happens
    June 21, 2013

    Thank you for sharing this. No matter our emotional state, we all need this reminder, and you did it in a most beautiful and peaceful way. Thank you

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  7. Forest So Green
    June 21, 2013

    Beautiful post.

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  8. eldy
    June 21, 2013

    Yes and there is nothing like the lapping tide to sooth one into letting go.

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  9. eleanorjanebirdy
    June 21, 2013

    Hmm… not sure about the quote. I think there’s a lot to be said for being kind to yourself. If you’re feeling hurt or conflicted about a relationship, there may well be a good reason. Maybe you need to express your feelings to the person or maybe it’s just not a good relationship and you should let the relationship go, or at least put some space between you.

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  10. Eric E Photography
    June 21, 2013

    The ocean is amazing for this. Isn’t it cool that from that very spot, you can stare at an endless horizon and see the world wide open in front of you?

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  11. mithriluna
    June 21, 2013

    Wow, beautiful sentiments.

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  12. With HAARP ELF, EMF, Chemtrails, GMO’s it’s hard for everybody to survive. Letting the negative things in life wash past is vital for surviving. Eating pure organic foods helps too.

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  13. David Bennett
    June 22, 2013

    Did ‘contributor C’ also write the words ‘LET GO’? If so, then it’s painful and I wish them well.

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  14. petrel41
    June 22, 2013

    Congratulations, Broken Light!

    I have nominated your blog for the Most Influential Blogger Award.

    More about this nomination is at

    http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/most-influential-blogger-award-thanks-brigid-and-eye-dancers/

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  15. obliviousworshipper
    June 22, 2013

    Reblogged this on The DAUNTLESS oblivion.

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  16. maureenjenner
    June 23, 2013

    Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves – J.M.Barrie.

    A few words spoken with sincerity can be a window on to the soul letting in chinks of sunlight. The effect can be cathartic, and letting go might be the first step to that catharsis.

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  17. amazingkym
    June 23, 2013

    Reblogged this on <3<3 bits and pieces <3<3 and commented:
    “I try to view the world from a place of love, but it is hard when you have been hurt or have issues that keep you from getting close to people.”

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  18. hislightinthedarknessnj
    July 20, 2013

    Tears well up as I take in your photo and words of expression. I too deal with bipolar and your comments hit me deep within. I’ve told myself the same exact things many times, but there are days that I suffer and I’m unable to change my mindset. I tell myself that this too shall pass, and it does. Thank you for sharing your experience. It reminded me of the tool to be positive.

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  19. Ej Braquet
    August 9, 2013

    Love It as a fellow Bipolar guy. Thanks for sharing

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  20. cardinalpointblog
    October 7, 2013

    This may be a rather simple photograph, but very meaningful it is indeed.

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