When love feels bruising, it can be easy to want to just shut down. Yet heartache can illuminate one’s life in many new and positive ways. Strengths, goals, weaknesses and fears, both reasonable and unreasonable, are closer to the surface of our consciousness. Longstanding obstacles may no longer seem as daunting.
Keeping one's heart open allows space for new, positive people to come into your life. It can grant you to the humility to consider options that that you would not have seriously looked at in the past. A bruised heart can respond more easily to spiritual experience, friendship, therapy and new learning It can allow you to connect with creativity and energy you may have not even realized were yours.
So when love feels bruising, be kind to yourself. Allow yourself to let new, healing energy into your life.