To the way you showed me what real love is, because even now, I forget.
No matter the distance between us, you are not out of my mind—you are on it. Always.
Do you sometimes feel stuck with hurt and you don’t know how to get beyond it? Discover what to do with hurt. Because sometimes it stays with us forever.
It’s not about never doing those things but about choosing consciously when we do and noticing when it is about numbing our feelings.
Most of us have become very good at avoiding pain. We want a quick fix, fast relief from whatever is bothering us, without trying to understand how we got there in the first place, and how to avoid getting hurt again.
I was so scared of getting hurt that I forgot that life requires risk.
It makes you feel better and you feel good sharing your thoughts. If it is making you feel more upset or making you think about the person more, then do not cause yourself the extra pain.
You can choose to be defined by the one thing that knocked you down, or you can choose to be defined by how many times you got back up and kept going.
You are real and valid and matter. Don’t let the world tell you otherwise.
You long for it to take your life, drown you in a pool of unconsciousness, for the pain to end. But it holds its own, becoming a permanent part of you, a wound that refuses to heal.