Being heartbroken doesn’t mean you stop feeling. Just the opposite — it means you feel it all more. With your heart in fragments, every sensation is sharper, every emotion more acute. Your feelings are enhanced, like a blind man with an impeccable sense of smell, or a deaf woman whose eyes can perceive things a normal person would never recognize. The brokenhearted are the best empaths of all.
I knew this for a fact. Little by little, the ache to see him, to hear him would disappear. Little by little I’d forget how his arms felt, how his fingers felt, how his lips felt..the sound of his voice, the intensity of his gaze, all of it. Trace by trace it would slip from my mind, recede into foggy memory. The painful haze that dulled my present would melt into the past. Maybe not all the way, maybe there would be a few scars. Maybe I'd be different, but I’d be me again. Little by little.
I'm gonna smile like nothing's wrong, Pretend like everything's all right, act like its all perfect, even though inside it really hurts.
I'm going to smile and make you think I'm happy, I'm going to laugh, so you don't see me cry, I'm going to let you go in style, and even if it kills me- I'm going to smile.
When I see you smile, and know it is not for me, then that is when I will miss you the most.
It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The deeper we love, the greater pain we risk exposing ourselves to.
The more we give of ourselves, the more of ourselves we risk losing.
So why risk such pain?
When we find such love, we find our true self.
We find freedom to be ourself, acceptance warts and all.
It is like drinking fresh water having been used to drinking processed water.
Life can never be the same, it is richer.
It is like coming out of the Matrix and finding life has a new reality, like all that had gone before was an illusion.
So despite the pain and the loss, I will continue to love, maybe not today or tomorrow but I will. For life without love isn't really life it is only existing.
Letting go of someone dear to you is hard, but holding on to someone who doesn't even feel the same is much harder. Giving up doesn't mean you are weak! It only means that you are strong enough to let go!
As humans, we’re wired to experience incredible love and affection. But for every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction, and when it comes to the ecstasy of true love, that reaction is a gut-wrenching pain, a deep void of sadness, utter lethargy, and feelings of seemingly eternal loneliness.
If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were.
Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.