Inspired by the very recent passing of Maya Angelou, I’ve put together some insightful information for those going through a breakups. Maya didn’t specifically focus on those going through a breakup, but gave amazing inspiration and encouragements as an author and poet. She will be grateful missed but her words will live on to inspire the world.
4 Things Maya Angelou Teaches Us About Breakups
1) “You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean much. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, ‘I forgive. I’m finished with it.” – Maya Angelou
Forgiveness. It’s a tough subject that most seem to skip through when doing self development because they may feel it doesn’t pertain to them. “I understand forgiveness already.” It’s an important aspect of moving on past a relationship. Spending time on forgiveness is all about you… not about your ex. Forgiveness will set you free and help you to feel empowered. It takes strength and effort, but it’s always worth it in the end.
2) “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou
A breakup feels like a bit giant defeat. We feel like we’ve been pushed down. Beatin down. We even feel like we’ve been emotionally punched in the gut. Ouch. the defeats of everyday life help us grow. Why wouldn’t a big defeat like a breakup help us grow even more? Bringing determination and your power into your breakup will help you realize that you WILL NOT BE DEFEATED. You will come out of this stronger, happier and healthier than ever before.
3) “Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.” – Maya Angelou
You may not have good emotions attached to your ex, but don’t be bitter. It’ll eat away at your soul. It also gives that other person power over you. Bitterness is a negative emotion that keeps you in one place. Anger is a strong emotion with movement. You can be angry at your ex. It’ll probably help you to move forward, but don’t be bitter. Don’t have regrets. Don’t get into the ‘shouldas’ or ‘couldas’. Acknowledge what the relationship was and then move forward, even if that means riding the wave of anger for awhile.
4) “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, merciful, generous, or honest. – Maya Angelou
Courage is powerful. We need to dig deep without our soul and find the courage to move forward. It takes less strength to be weak and submit ourselves to the
Thank you Maya Angelou for your strength and inspiration. Pass this blog along to anyone that may need to hear these words.