Anyone who's felt the real grief of a broken heart can relate.
Going through heartbreak can feel like the end of the world. You spend so much time loving and being with one person that when that time is over, you don't even feel like yourself anymore. It's almost as if you put so much of your own personality and feelings into the relationship, that when it's all over, you don't even remember who YOU are.
Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
Or, if you're like me, you eat all the Ben & Jerry's cookie dough ice cream you can, and THEN pick yourself up and move on with your life.
With her powerful words, she tells her Instagram and Facebook followers that you CAN be a survivor of heartache instead of letting it run your life. She reminds us that even when we suffer a devastating blow like heartache and it feels like the pain is enough to swallow us whole, we are strong enough on our own to survive it.
That said, a lot of us aren't ready to hear these kinds of words. Rupi's right there with you. But she believes that — in time — everyone can heal.
Her words are both gentle and honest enough to make anyone who reads them think, "You know what? She's totally right," and that is what makes her loved and admired by so many. If anyone can truly make you feel better about being single or learning how to love yourself again — or even just knowing that you're not the ONLY one feeling this — it's Rupi Kaur.
These poems remind us that surviving heartbreak is just the beginning of a new, stronger, and maybe a little more jaded YOU.
You can check out Rupi Kaur's collections of poems, milk and honey here. Or if you need a little more inspiration after reading through her powerful poems, take a listen to her TED Talk. As if she doesn't already have ENOUGH talent, she's an incredibly powerful speaker too.
If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we've got you covered.
"The universe took its time on you. Crafted you precisely so you could offer the world something distinct from everyone else. So when you doubt how you were created you doubt an energy greater than us both." — Rupi Kaur
"You look at me and cry 'everything hurts'. I hold you and whisper 'but everything can heal'." — Rupi Kaur
"I don't know what living a balanced life feels like. When I am sad I don't cry, I pour. When I am happy, I don't smile, I glow. When I am angry I don't yell, I burn. The good thing about feeling in extreemes is when I love I give them wings, but perhaps that isn't such a good thing cause they always tend to leave and you should see me when my heart is broken. I don't grieve, I shatter." — Rupi Kaur
"Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself." — Rupi Kaur
"The night after you left I woke up so broken the only place to put the pieces were the bags under my eyes." — Rupi Kaur
"It felt like you threw me so far from myself, I've been trying to find my way back ever since." — Rupi Kaur
"You were so distant I forgot you were there at all." — Rupi Kaur
"I will never understand why you held me if you were afraid of warmth. You should have known I was a fire." — Rupi Kaur
"But if you had not stuck a knife inside me and walked away how would I have learnt people do not die from wounds caused by other people. People die when they forget they are more than the pain." — Rupi Kaur
"What's it to me if you love me or miss me or need me when you are doing nothing to be with me? If you can't allow me to be the love of your life I will be the loss of your life instead." — Rupi Kaur
"I won't let go cause being alone hurts more than chasing someone who's left. But if you've left aren't I already alone and surviving it?" — Rupi Kaur
"I am timid cause falling into you means falling out of him, and I had not prepared for that." — Rupi Kaur
"I will not have you walk in and out of me like an open doorway when I have too many miracles happening inside me to be your convenient option." — Rupi Kaur
"When the phrase 'I'm sad' becomes synonymous to 'I won't be okay' you realize how much it hurt beginning to end them coming, them staying, them leaving was like preparing your body for death. The funeral that came too early and never left." — Rupi Kaur
"'Stay' I whispered as you shut the door behind you." — Rupi Kaur
"Loving you was breathing, but the breath disappearing before it filled my lungs." — Rupi Kaur
"They leave and act like it never happened. They come back and act like they never left." — Rupi Kaur
"You were not wrong for leaving. You were wrong for coming back and thinking you could have me when it was convenient, and leave when it was not." — Rupi Kaur
"I think my body knew you would not stay." — Rupi Kaur
"What is stronger than the human heart which shatters over and over and still lives?" — Rupi Kaur
"There is nothing more painful than grieving someone who's still living." — Rupi Kaur