Posts tagged Heartbroken
When you remember much more than you want to,
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When you remember

much more than you want to,

and the pain of it all

still finds you,

I hope you know

that nothing

in the past

can strip you

of the strength rising

like the dawn within you.

Because after the longest nights

and the loneliest mornings,

you kept going anyway.

You found hope

and radical courage

and you are not the same.

Nothing in the past

can you hold you back

from who are you becoming today.

– MHN

There are so many times where we long to forget the past, but it seems that our brains just won’t allow us to. It seems that no matter how hard we try, we cannot erase those memories. We cannot stop those triggers from reminding us of our pain over and over again. There may not be an easy way to walk through this, but this is still true: the pain of it all may seem to follow you, but it does not have the ability to define you. It may be a part of your story, but it is not the whole story. It  is not how the story ends. Through all of this, you have gathered courage and you have found hope. You have learned how to keep breathing even when you felt like you could not go any longer. And I just hope you know, when you look at the whole story, those are the beautiful things that outshine the darker days. For now matter how lonely the nights have been, strength is still rising like the dawn within you.

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Your heart is worthy of sunlight and attention

Things have changed, and it may take a little time to get used to all the ways your life will never be the same, but even here, you are wrapped in this gentle, endless grace that gives you space to sort through things, and make the most of little things, and celebrate all of the ways you have grown, even in the subtle things. For though your heart has been broken, it is not broken beyond repair. Your heart is worthy of sunlight and attention. It is worthy of healing. It is worthy of care. And as you begin the journey toward something better, Love will always meet you there, and you will be free to take this day, as you learn your way through this all new season of life. – Morgan Harper Nichols 

 

this glorious unmerited favor called grace will be what sustains your heart

If ever there is a moment where it seems that things may fall apart, this glorious unmerited favor called grace will be what sustains your heart. Even in this certainty there is room to grow and to learn deep within your soul, and to be refined in the process of coming forth as gold. The way things are right now? They will be not always be this way. In the same way seasons lead into one another, in time, these things will surely change. You may have to tread through barren winter lands lately, but even here, you are guided. Even here, you are seen, forever being led where you were meant to be. — MHN

it is okay if your strength looks a little different in this season.

I hope you know it is okay if your strength looks a little different in this season. I hope you know that the fire inside of you is still there, even if it burns quietly, and gently, as candles do on windowsills. I hope you know that it is okay to not feel the same and to notice all of the things that have changed, because all of this, absolutely all of this is very real. I hope you also know that even in the rush of it all, there is time and grace to heal. There is time to take your time here, seeking peace beyond  understanding, even if you do not feel you are all the way there yet. Breath after breath, depth into depth, the steps that you take not only matter, but they reveal the quiet strength that has been in you all along, and has been growing ever since. — Morgan Harper Nichols

The same exact Light

The same exact Light

that shines on the one

who is falling in love,

who is getting engaged,

who is walking down the aisle

on her wedding day:

the same exact Light

shines on you all the same.

And nothing and no one

can take that away.

No matter the one

was too busy, too focused

too far away to notice,

or slowly deciding

he was not ready,

or he wanted something

you could not give,

or you were left hanging

with words left unsaid,

or if the timing was wrong,

and he moved on instead,

the same exact Light

shines on you all the same.

And one day there will be

someone brave enough to see

he can follow the Way,

the Light

right to

your heart.

Because no matter what happened

before that day,

the same exact Light

that is shining on you,

will be shining on him

all the same.

-Morgan Harper Nichols

​It’s time to let it go, floating high over the hills.

It’s time to let it go,

floating high over the hills.

So you can finally breathe

and you can finally heal.

Let this be your farewell,

the story that you tell:

“I will rest

in this beautiful truth

that even though

my heart has felt

the weight of it all,

I learned how to fly.

I made it through.”

Let this be the song of February.

Let peace be as prevalent

as a warm sun

on a cold winter today.

Be reminded on days like this

that things won’t always be this way

and you will be okay.

Not perfect, but okay.

—MHN