Do we set ourselves up for heartbreak on a daily basis by showing our emotions?
With everything we do in our everyday lives, we can easily hurt ourselves, or one another. This hurt can take the form of a physical injury such as a broken bone, or even a paper cut. Then there are the injuries no one else can see.
A broken heart!
This is where the Tin Man may have had it right. He had a tin suit to protect him from physical injuries, and no heart, so there was no chance of feeling the pain of a broken heart, which in most cases hurts more than the very visible injury.
If we had the option to swap places with the Tin Man, what would we do? Continue suffering heartache on a daily basis or take the armour from and hand over our already shattered heart.
But we do need to look deep into our minds, and hearts before we the swap, and look further down the path of life.
Without true heartbreak, we may never find our lifelong partner, and even when we do, there will still be times when the sound of a shattering heart will reverberate in our minds.
Is it all worth the heartache???
Perfection is one thing we all seek, even if we don’t admit it to others or to ourselves. We are born to achieve the best we can in the very short time we have on the third planet from the sun.
Then there are times that no matter how hard we try, we fail. And there is no shame in failing, we can’t be perfect. Even when we try for perfection, it’s just out of our grasp.
But then, even when we are striving for perfection, are we doing it for ourselves, or are we trying to please others in our lives?
When we are young we are out to please our parents. In sports, at school and in the way we live our lives. Always trying to make others happy, even though we tell ourselves we are doing for personal goals.
Later in life we are out to please a partner, keeping them happy, making them smile and giving them everything they could possibly want, or need.
This is where we fail. No matter how hard we try we will at some point lose our way, falter, stumble and fall.
This shouldn’t make a big difference in a strong relationship, but at times it does. And this is where we need to once again strive for what we consider perfection.