Has something ever happened to you that cut deeply into your soul? Have you ever allowed someone access to your heart and you ended up being hurt by them? Have you ever loved someone unconditionally, given them your trust and found that they misused it? Have you ever been blind-sided by an event in life involving someone you love?
Have you ever been the perpetrator of such hurt? Have you ever been responsible for the pain of a loved one or a broken heart? Has something ever happened in your life that you have felt the heartbreak that accompanies the knowledge that you have done damage to someone you love?
If you have been one either side of this spectrum, you are not alone. Unfortunately for everyone, it seems that most of us have been hurt beyond words. We know that feeling of betrayal, the sense of deceit, the break of a heart. And likewise, many of us have been the source of a loved one’s pain and are familiar with the heartache and the broken spirit that is the result of hurting someone you love. Many of us know that it hurts just as much, albeit differently, to be the broken hearted or to have caused the broken heart.
So when this has happened, when we are dealing with hurt feelings of this magnitude, what do we do to move on from the pain? It certainly can be hard to be sure. It can be quite difficult to know the best way to tend to such deep wounds while also moving forward, both with your relationship and with your life. There is no easy way to decide if it is time to let go and when it is time to continue fighting for something you love. Rarely is there a right or wrong way to nurse our wounds while also experiencing life as best we can.
But, I must say that even while it may be hard to know how to best recover from your pain and move forward in some way, many of us do have an idea about what we need and what might be most right for ourselves and the relationships that we are in. Many of us have a voice that resides deep within us that whispers to us, offering us guidance and direction towards healing. Many of us know, somewhere within us, the path it is that we should follow. Most of us have something within ourselves that has utmost faith in our ability to recover, to carry on, and to flourish. Something that trusts, something that wants to guide us toward love again. Something helps us look inward in order to move forward, mending both the wounds in our hearts, as well as our loved one’s.
Even while that something within you might be difficult to hear or understand, it is worth your while to at least give it a chance. Pause, listen and reflect on what it is trying to tell you. Consider the message it is giving you about yourself and those you care about so that you may tend to your wounds, give and receive love, and begin to experience life as fully as possible once again.