Hope to Those with Broken Hearts
I was reading some hubs and I do not know if it was a coincidence or it was me clicking on titles where words seemed written from a broken heart.
We all have a heart...don't we? We all know the feeling that comes from a situation where we feel this pain in our heart. A heart is an organ; it's function is to pump oxygen-rich blood throughout our body and oxygen-poor blood to our lungs.
Did I just write that we all have a heart...so we all perhaps have said phrases like: "... broke my heart", "I will never love again", "... this is my last heart" or something on those lines. We all have differences but we all have similarities, and that my dear reader is what make us know what is going on in a broken heart or we could put ourselves in other’s shoes on occasions.
I love to read quotes and use them because, like the Bible says in Ecclesiastes 1:10 "Is there anything of which one can say, "Look! This is something new"? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time." Perhaps that is why our words are read or heard in other places. I love quotes because it is already said what I wanted to say. What do they stand for? I guess it is to quote them and that is what I will do with some quotes from unknown authors that have touched my heart and I selected to share with words from the Bible since our life is lightened by the Word of God; hoping it will help mend a broken heart or reinforce the faith of others.
Quotes from unknown authors
“Ask me how many times my heart has been broken and I will tell you to look in the sky and count the stars.”
We have been hurt and perhaps we will be hurt again, that is why we have to be prepared. This does not mean that we are supposed to live without hope but to know that evil exists. Why does our heart break by other's actions? I guess that in many occasions when we expect from others and not get what we expected, we feel hurt.
“When you remember how hard it is to change yourself, you begin to understand what little chance we have of changing others.”
This is like take the twig from your eye before taking it out from others. Mostly, broken hearts come from our actions because the other person needs to work for themselves and we need to work for ourselves, not letting our heart get broken. Of course, we get hurt by actions but we have to be strong and take care of our hearts. We need to remember that we are not alone “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit”. (Psalm 34:18)
“Look in my eyes and you will find me, but look in my heart and you will find you.”
I don’t know what the person that quoted this meant or what you understand, but to me it refers to two different ways: 1- We cannot see the heart of the other, only their eyes but really what they are feeling we will never know, only God. 2- The eyes are the windows of the heart it is said. So what we see from others eyes is the truth, but we are responsible for what we think it is in their hearts; trying to push something that does not exist in them. It is like “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.
“Sometimes the person you really need is the one you didn’t think you wanted.”
Prejudice hurts our heart many times instead of the actions of others. Thinking that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence makes us reject who we have near. Again, we are the one that break our own hearts and other's hearts. Sometimes it is too late when we open our eyes and find out that what we let go is irreplaceable…consequence… broken hearts.
“Moving on is simple, it’s what you leave behind that makes it so difficult.”
A relation that does not work should be taken with care. The decisions we make many times are worse than trying to resolve whatever is going wrong. Once we give our hearts we should try to keep them the same way a garden is kept. To see it blossom even when seasons are passing by…love doesn’t die don’t let it dim.
“You don’t die from a broken heart…you only wish you did.”
I have seen and experienced that this is true. I also have known of people that have died from a broken heart…that is why we should be careful and not play with other's hearts. If you really don’t love someone…keep walking and don’t give vain hopes. Green lights are to continue, yellow are precaution…my goodness, red light means stop! We all know when things are not right; even doing our best, something just does not fit. Please don’t wait to get your heart broken or break a heart…do something about it.
“A life with love will have some thorns, but a life without love will have no roses.”
We were created by love and saved by Christ the Son of our Creator by love also. We are made as the image of God, that is why we love and need to love and be loved. This is why we say “I will not love again” and we do love again and again and again.
“Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you never knew.”
It is not easy and all we do is keep breaking our heart and breaking other hearts like a disease. We contaminate trying to do the impossible. This is the reason to rescue and if it is possible to stay and fix with the person loved. The Bible says that “what it is tied on earth also in heaven it is tied.”
“You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it.”
Love is part of the human nature. “To love or not to love that is the question”. If you know God you know what love is about…so don’t try to escape from love, it will always be there. 1 John 4:16 says: “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abide in him.” God knows us that is why in Psalm 147:3 says: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
I hope this helped to mend your heart
Why do we feel pain or affected by certain situations inside the heart?
Our heart will be affected by the way the heart muscle reacts during strenuous situations. Stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts, feelings and behavior. At high exercise levels, the heart beats faster and stronger, including physical or psychological pain. Stress that's left unchecked can contribute to health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
Take care of yourself and love yourself!
And he answered, "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."
The video below was made with all the love that has grown for all our friends. Relax, watch, enjoy and meditate...Is there justice in a broken heart?
Blessings to all!
© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill