David Whyte on Heartbreak

Poet and philosopher David Whyte cracks open the true meanings of everyday words like "friendship," "love," and "heartbreak":

Heartbreak is how we mature; yet we use the word heartbreak as if it only occurs when things have gone wrong: an unrequited love, a shattered dream… But heartbreak may be the very essence of being human, of being on the journey from here to there, and of coming to care deeply for what we find along the way.


There is almost no path a human being can follow that does not lead to heartbreak.

Read more here – this is one of the wisest, most ennobling things I've read in my entire life.

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