Thursday, October 04, 2007

Stronger For It

This came in my Daily Om email today -------

October 4, 2007

Mending A Broken Heart

Heartbreak happens to all of us and can wash over us like a heavy rain. When experiencing a broken heart, our ethereal selves are saturated with grief, and the overflow is channeled into the physical body. Loss becomes a physical emptiness, and longing is transmuted into a feeling that often cannot be put into words.

Mending a broken heart can seem a task so monumental that we dare not attempt it for fear of damaging ourselves further. But heartbreak, like all emotions, falls under the spell of our conscious influence. 

Often the pain that wounds us most deeply also leaves the most enduring mark upon us.

The shock that becomes the tender, throbbing ache of the heart eventually leads us down the path of enlightenment, blessing our lives with a new depth and richness. 

Acknowledging heartbreak's impermanence by no means dulls its sting for it is the sting itself that stimulates healing. The pain is letting us know that we need to pay attention to our emotional selves, to sit with our feelings and be in them fully before we can begin to heal.

It is said that time heals all wounds. Time may dull the pain of a broken heart, but it is fully feeling your pain and acknowledging it that will truly help you heal. Dealing with your heartache in a healthy way rather than putting it off for tomorrow is the key to repair. Gentleness more than anything else is called for.

Most important, open yourself to the possibility of loving, trusting, and believing again. When, someday soon, you emerge from the cushion of your grief, you will see that the universe did not cease to be as you nursed your broken heart. You emerge on the other side of the mending, stronger for all you have experienced.


  1. I'll have to refer my widowed sis in Washington to this post, Suzann. On Saturday it would have been her anniversary and on Sunday it was six months since John's death.

    I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Seattle so much. I'll have to see that sculpture museum sometime. Did you get to the Glass Museum in Tacoma?

    So, did you feel more bonded to your new friend? Tell all!

  2. What you here writes, is too challenging for most bloggers.

    Post a modest, old photo on some memes, and comment more or less "mechanically" - you'll receive lots of responses. "Short liners". That's from people that counts number of comments ;D. They only need to be recognized by numbers and what do they do: Hi, you know what? 127 people from all over the world did comment on my last post on my blog. Amazing - yeah?" Then they expect strokes.

    My blog is primarely for my family and friends abroad. A medium to tell them how we are doing in our daily life - instead of writing letters. And showing with the use of photos. And to share up by beeing positive.
    By accident, some people from around the globe found my blog - and in a way liked it. The result - which on first hand was not my intention: New friends. Fantastic.

    May you have a jolly good weekend.

    We are to celebrate my mother (88)

  3. EPILOG:
    My point is: Your blog have a MEANING.