If you unravel a heartache
with hope to find its achey, tender core,
On your way, you will find your tears;
they come with the loss and regret
that mark the journey.
Bring them with you to the center, for they are your guides. But know this:
But more - it’s yours.
It belongs to no other, no matter how you try to give it away. It’s yours and yours alone.
And it’s up to you to make peace with the emptiness.
That’s where a heart lives – in the expanse of emptiness.
It’s true; you will be tempted to see the emptiness as abandonment.
Proof of your undeniable unworthiness of love.
Again and again and again.
But remember, if you’re
brave enough to attempt the journey,
have hope enough to unravel the mystery,
and faith enough to seek the truth –
you are strong enough to sit in the center of the sorrow.
And when you do – sit there in that place – let yourself untangle. See the threads that wound you up tight and bound your heart in ache loosen.
And then, from that seat of power, watch.
Lifted out of the achey mass.
Your loves. Your hopes. Your dreams. Your aspirations. Your promises.
Seen, perhaps, as if for the first time.
Let them be lifted. Let them be free. Let them dance and float and fly
if it means they leave you.
Let them go.