The Surprising Power of a Broken Heart

 In Love, Relationships

The last time you had a broken heart, did you spend a lot of energy wishing it hadn’t happened? Trying to fix it?

We often view having a broken heart as being a victim, whether someone else broke up with you or you lost a loved one to cancer or you moved across the country and it ended a deep relationship. I would like to submit another angle for heartbreak: that it’s the best medicine for knowing, accepting, and loving ourselves.

It leads us to show up more as our whole self.

Most of us have layer upon layer of walls around our hearts, hence we don’t let people see us as the full human we are. We don’t even see ourselves fully. Breaking our hearts, in whatever way that happens, can cause enough of a shift to let new parts of us be revealed.

 

Read the full article at Beducated.

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