Remember what the Tin Man said in the “Wizard of Oz” after he finally got a heart….
“Now I know I’ve got a heart because it’s breaking.”
If someone you love dies, your heart is probably broken. So how do you live with a broken heart?
The answer isn’t how you fix it or move beyond it. The skill is learning to live with your grief as an ongoing way of being in the world, and it’s the way you honor that you love.
I’m proposing that, with enough healing, living with heartbreak can become natural and very normal.
From my personal and professional experience, I can tell you that as you embark on your healing journey, you’ll start crying a whole lot more. Not just to clear pain, but for the simplest of simple reasons, and out of nowhere. You’ll call when you see a bird, a can of paint, an apple, or even the shape of a cloud.
Random things will make you cry.
The heart is designed for grieving; it wants to grieve…..it has to suffer!
Especially when it’s broken.
This is the price you pay for love. The loss of the life you thought you had, the life you once knew and held so dear. Loss of a dream you believed was actual.
But you can also find and feel grief in opening your heart.
Opening it to love and to new possibilities. Extending it to what the future holds.
Isn’t that what life is all about? Endings and beginnings, closings and openings? The heart was designed to navigate you through this forever winding adventure called life. But you have to be willing to feel and to live with a broken heart.
Here’s the thing, you can learn to live with your broken heart by befriending your grief.
You can discover the love that still exists around you…..and share that love with others who are also living with a broken heart.
Thanks to Gary Sturgis – “Surviving Grief”
All Rights and Credit to Gary Sturgis