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Let it go African Proverbs

What have you gained from holding on to things that want to be let go? Here are 14 African proverbs to help let it go, there is power in letting it go and opening up to new possibilities. 

Let it go African Proverbs

Many of us hold onto things long after we should have let go. We have to let go of the things that weigh us down and make peace within. Inner peace starts with looking from the inside.

What have you gained from holding on to things that want to be let go? Five African proverbs to help let it go, there is power in letting it go and opening up to new possibilities.

Let it go African Proverbs True Facts in Swahili and English Languages

Swahili - Je, si kumwaga chozi kwa nini siyo ya wewe.

English - Do not shed a tear for what does not belong to you.

Swahili - iliyovunjika udongo sufuria au sahani haina kuwa mzima tena.

English - A broken clay pot or plate does not become whole again.

Swahili - Wale wanaoficha maumivu litajulikana wakati akilia.

English - Those who hide pain will be made known when weeping.

Those who hide pain will be made known when weeping - African Proverb
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Swahili - Je, si kuvunja sufuria yako ya kupikia kwa kupita mgeni.

English - Do not break your cooking pot for the passing guest.

Swahili - Kama una mawazo mabaya kuhusu maisha yako basi itakuwa. itatokea

English - If you have bad thoughts about your life then it will come to pass.

Swahili - Ulimi huvunja mifupa ingawa hauna.

English - The tongue breaks bones though it has none.

Those who hide pain will be made known when weeping - African Proverb
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Swahili - Nyasi huishi kwa muda mfupi tu, lakini inafanya uharibifu mkubwa.

English - The Locust lives only a little while, but it does great damage.

Swahili - Huwezi kuacha upepo, maji, au lugha za watu.

English - You cannot stop the wind, the water, or people's tongues.

Swahili - Chini ya kinga nzuri, mkono mbaya sana umefichwa.

English - Under the pretty glove, the ugliest hand is hidden.

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