Updated: Jul 15, 2020
B R O K E N H E A R T 🍁
There is an upside, though sometimes far in the distance, in being shattered, broken open and raw... A few days ago, I happened to be on a walk, while talking with a friend who had just shared with me an unexpected heartbreak. As we spoke, I stumbled upon this heart-shaped leaf, laying there on the path in front of me, shattered into pieces, and yet still holding its shape. The beauty and synchronicity of it all was actually quite startling. In that moment, however, I found myself feeling useless for not being able to find the right words to comfort her.
How do we put our broken pieces back together again when life hits us hard? The only answer I can come up with is this. There lies within that space of being shattered, a breaking open of parts of us, otherwise hidden. With time and allowance, there comes a discovery and an access to tools within us we were unaware we possessed. A sense of strength, resilience and an ability to turn our pain into something so much more powerful, and ultimately life-changing.
If we know this truth, that the magical order of life exists, like the rising and setting of the sun and the changes of every season, maybe we can trust in knowing that everyone of us, at one point or another, requires a breaking and then soon enough, a blooming into a newer and better version of ourselves.
There is an upside in being broken...
We may get shattered into a million pieces and even still end up with a few broken parts, but just like the shattered leaf, there lies the truth in knowing we can keep our shape and be whole again.