...having a broken heart is one of the best things that can happen to you. Why? Because it strengthens your humility, which makes you smarter. It demonstrates to you that you have a tremendous capacity for deep feelings - far more than you're normally aware of. It breaks down defense mechanisms that have desensitized you to the world's secret beauty. It may also inspire you to treat other people's hearts with greater care, making it more likely that you'll be able to create intelligent intimacy in the future.
That's why I say, celebrate your broken heart. It's a gift the world gives you to awaken you to the truth about what matters most.
Pronoia is the Antidote for Paranoia
North Atlantic Books 2005
My bedside reading these days is from this, mostly silly, but sometimes profound book. I like this one.