For the Lovers of our Pasts
It feels as natural as breathing to harvest hatred and anger towards those we have loved and lost. I know I have. I have been fortunate enough to have fallen in love twice in my life. Both were very different and special people. I blamed those special people for some time. A lot of the time that blame was misguided by sadness over the loss of someone that needed to leave my life. I have found the most critical element to finding closure is realizing that acceptance is freedom from negative emotions. We are all human. We are flawed. Peace of mind only came for me when I started to genuinely want what was best for those whom I have loved and lost.
Only love will set you free. Forgiving hearts soften, and want what is best for everyone, especially those who at one time brought them great happiness. How can we know real love until we let go of hatred? Therefore I realized that through this change of mindset that I have experienced, there were a few established hopes I have for the people I have had to let go of. I also wish every person who has had to say good-bye the same peace of mind that will lead them to also want these things. It isn't easy, and it takes time. However, I assure you it is worth the effort to try.
For the lovers of our pasts, I write for them the following hopes and wishes.