How to Heal a Broken Heart in 17 Different Ways
Losses and pivotal life changes can make us feel as if our world of familiarity and comfort is crumbling away beneath us, leaving us with a sense of emptiness and shaken emotional instability. However awful these times may seem, they can also offer us the gift of intimately knowing ourselves, and the opportunity to grow and learn.
We are at our most vulnerable, our most creative, and in a sense, our most awake and alive during times of emotional pain. Our sensitivity is heightened, and although many of these feelings are extremely painful, our ability to experience this pain also leaves us open to the possibility of truly feeling everything the world has to offer. Excruciating suffering but also the promise of immense joy.
When we think of healing we often think of taking medications, receiving treatments, or long courses of therapy. We often overlook the importance of the little, comforting things we can do to help nurture ourselves through hard times. Like when an important relationship ends or a loved one passes away. These rituals and small comforts are powerful healing facilitators; we only need the courage to turn to them and to trust that we are on the right path.
Try These 17 Ways to Heal Heartbreak
- Talk to a professional
- Write a letter
- Confide in a family member or loved one
- Read a book or watch a movie
- Get artsy
- Treat yourself
- Letting go
- Try something new
- Get into nature
- Make plans
- Spend time with a pet
- Go with the flow
- Avoid social media
- Trust yourself
The Awesome Power of the Field of Love
In February, a lot of us start thinking about Love and it’s not only because our most widely celebrated cross-cultural holiday is observed on February 14th. Apparently people were thinking of Love at that time of year way before there even was a St. Valentine. Maybe it has more to do with winter turning the corner – the first inklings of springtime, softly fizzling in our future.
No, in our reality it isn’t the seasons or saints that inspire a couple billion dollars worth of chocolate to be sold, the harvesting of two hundred million roses, or the wedding engagements of somewhere around five to six million couples, it’s the most powerful extra-dimensional force known to humankind. It’s Love, silly, and it can move mountains.
“None of the means employed…has a sixteenth part of the value of loving-kindness. Loving-kindness, which is freedom of the heart, absorbs them all; it glows, it shines, it blazes forth.”
Love is a powerful field of positive energy that makes all of Life’s greatest spiritual and material manifestations and realizations possible. The more we consciously engage with the field of Love, the greater those manifestations and realizations will be.