There seems to be this point in people’s lives when they give up. It goes back to that one painful experience that breaks them. I have heard many of these: getting cheated on, death of someone close, loss of a job, death of a pet, a business folding. Most all of them correlate to the loss of a dream.
Since then, you have not really opened your heart as much. You are not quite as hopeful. Perhaps
you have gotten a bit cynical.
I understand. But it’s time to come back. The world needs you. Your people need you. They need you to uplift and encourage them. They need you to look them in the eye and tell them to go for it. They need you inquisitively ask them questions and understand the things that they are into. They need to see the sparkle in your eye again. They need you to care deeply.
So pick yourself up and dust yourself off. Do whatever you need to do to grieve or heal. And then start engaging in life again.
But what if you get hurt. Yes. You probably will. But you also might fall in love or find something you are passionate about.
But you promised yourself you would never open yourself up again. I know. So did I.
But what if you can't handle getting your heart broken again. You can. You are stronger than you can ever imagine. You just have to be willing to risk.
And if you do get your heart broken again… then please consider picking yourself up and dusting yourself off (again). Because it is what is needed. Besides... your people miss you.
About the Author
I, Michael Hoffman, am a licensed psychotherapist, teacher, and author with 25 years experience in counseling and teaching experiential workshops. I have maintained this blog since 2009, and my second book Natural Way of Being will published in 2019.
I offer in-person and video-conferencing counseling, intensive workshops, and online courses to allow participants to directly experience their natural way of being and the life they would have for themselves.