16 Moving Quotes About Surrender and Letting Go

Letting go is an important process in one’s spiritual growth.  Since ancient times, spiritual leaders and philosophers have discussed the importance of surrender.

Here are a few quotes I’ve found about surrender and letting go.  I hope you like them!

1. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” -Hermann Hesse

2. “There’s a victory in letting go of your expectations.” -Mike White

3. “To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.” -Charles J. Givens

4. “The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.” -Julia Cameron

5. “If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.” -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

6. “The greatness of a man’s power is the measure of his surrender.” -William Booth

7. “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”  -Steve Maraboli

8. “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

9. “You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.”  -Steve Maraboli

10. “One thing I’ve learned about life is that if you really let go, it’s just a joy ride.” -Ricky Williams

11. “Time is about the need to control. Let go of control and embrace what happens.” -Eve Best

12. “If there are people you haven’t forgiven, you’re not going to really awaken. You have to let go.”  -Eckhart Tolle

13. “When we give ourselves the chance to let go of all our tension, the body’s natural capacity to heal itself can begin to work.” -Nhat Hanh

14. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” -Lao Tzu

15. “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” -Erich Fromm

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

Are there any other quotes about surrender you’d add to this list?  Comment below and let me know.

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  • Whatteparadox
    Posted June 23, 2015 11:29 pm 0Likes

    Letting go is a really very tough part of this whole loa process ! But when you realize that it works out in the end ,you get what you want!
    Thanks for such an inspiration!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted June 24, 2015 12:42 pm 0Likes

    Absolutely-I’d be willing to bet that it is perhaps the hardest part! Thanks for your comment, Whatteparadox. I appreciate it! -Andrea

  • Jordan Belfort
    Posted August 25, 2015 1:39 pm 0Likes

    great thoughts !
    keep them coming !

  • Mia Malkova
    Posted August 25, 2015 1:42 pm 0Likes

    amazing and inspiring !
    thanks for posting

  • Laura Bens
    Posted August 25, 2015 1:43 pm 0Likes

    keep up the good work ! 🙂

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted August 26, 2015 7:01 am 0Likes

    Thanks Laura! 🙂 -Andrea

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted August 26, 2015 7:01 am 0Likes

    Thank you Mia-I appreciate that! 🙂 -Andrea

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted August 26, 2015 7:02 am 0Likes

    Thanks Jordan (love the name btw) 🙂 -Andrea

  • Florence
    Posted May 8, 2017 7:49 am 0Likes

    letting go bring inner peace and joy.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted May 8, 2017 10:33 am 0Likes

    <3 <3 <3

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