Despite Your Heartache, Life Still Goes On

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Evan Kirby

Maybe you lost someone and you’re still hurting about it. Maybe right now, you feel empty on the inside and you have no words to describe exactly what you’re going through. And when you look all around you, there seems to be no hope. You try your best not to cry but your pain gets the best of you.

Maybe in this very second, your heart is broken, and you think that it’s beyond repair. Or, you think that maybe you’ll be able to tape the pieces together, but your heart won’t ever become whole again. You think that your heart will never beat the same — but it will. It always will.

Today, you might feel torn, crushed, ripped.

It might be dark all around you and it seems like there’s no light coming anytime soon. There’s no reason to leave your bed. And there’s no point in making an effort to be a functioning human being.

But life goes on, you know.

The earth will keep moving whether or not you’re prepared to face the day. Nothing will ever stop no matter how many times you wish everything around you to stay still.

And that’s why you have to keep going. You have to keep moving — even if it’s hard. 

Trying to live the day is enough. Being somewhere you’re supposed to be is enough. Existing and breathing, despite your brokenness, is enough. And sometimes, simply surviving and getting through all of your mess are already proof that you’re still here — fighting, and kicking, and succeeding.

You have to believe that you’re strong enough to face the world even when it throws rocks at you. You have to convince yourself that you’re able to carry on, even when your heart feels heavy, even when life gets challenging. You have to train your mind to only let positive thoughts enter your brain. You have to hope that, no matter how deep your wounds are, you’re going to heal one day.

You’re going to forget all the painful tragedies that you experienced. You’re going to have the courage to detach yourself away from people who bring nothing good in your life. Your days are going to look brighter and you’re going to find yourself in a situation where you will have everything that you want and need.

The universe may not appear to be on your side right now but it doesn’t mean that it will never be. Circumstances change all the time. Where you are at this very moment isn’t where you’re going to end up. You have the power to improve and make your story a better one.

One day, you will survive your brokenness.

You will become stronger and more resilient as time passes by. You will figure out the things that are important to you and you will learn to stick to them. You will learn not to pay attention to those who don’t see your value.

Life goes on. Today might not be a great one, but you can hope that tomorrow, everything will work out just fine. Today you can let go all your pain and wake up tomorrow feeling brand new. You have to try building yourself up again after a major downfall. You have to wipe your tears, stand back up, and show the world that nothing and no one can really tear you apart. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Angelo Caerlang is the author of Sparks in Broken Lights.

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