Fantastic and admittedly appropriate read on friendship, love, and heartbreak. Brain Pickings is such a great blog.
People may think that just because I've chosen single, celibate life that I don't fall for people.
Couldn't be further from the truth. My feelings haven't changed a bit, and nothing is wrong with having feelings. We're made to feel.
Actions are where the problems arise.
As the article states, everybody knows heartbreak in some form no matter what path they're on. It shouldn't be so taboo to think and feel. It's all part of the human experience, like it or not. We can fight it, but ultimately we have no choice but to accept it. It's in our blueprint.
Easier said than done, but we need to allow the same grace for ourselves that we extend to others. We can do so by allowing ourselves to feel what needs to be felt in order to learn, grow, and move forward more mature than we were before.
(Cross-posted to Thoughts & Theories)