This Is How We Heal

“Give yourself permission to feel good. After so many days, the consistency of hurting can feel numbingly comfortable. Let you favorite song pick you up when you thought nothing could. Let the warmth of the sun on the back of your hands remind you that this feeling is temporary.”

Thought Catalog

There’s no one way to do it, no science to the process of healing — or at least I don’t believe so. People will lend you advice as though they’ve figured it all out. And maybe I’m a hypocrite for writing this, maybe my efforts are in vain. After all, I don’t know you. But as a stranger, one who is admittedly hurting and healing, I hope I can share something authentic, something helpful. I’ll be the first to tell you I don’t have this all figured out, but maybe we can help each other. This is how you heal. 

Imagine your story as someone else’s. A stranger’s maybe, or your best friend’s. Think of the kindness you’d lend that person, the one whose heartbreak is identical to yours. Think of how quick you’d be to forgive, and give yourself that same gift. Treat yourself with compassion, the same kind you…

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