How to embrace change and impermanence (HTI: Yourself)

As you probably know by now, my fiance recently broke off our engagement and processing the breakup has been one of the greatest lessons tied in with some of the biggest grief I've ever felt. 

the breakup was unexpected and it knocked me on my ass, which I'm sure sounds familiar to you if you've ever experienced loss or grief of any sort. It's usually unexpected and more often than not you sort of get the shit kicked out of you when it happens. 

But here's the thing... when we get knocked down, we have two options: we can either be the victims of our circumstances (and I'm sure we can make a laundry list of reasons why), or we can choose to see the situation as an opportunity for growth - a chance to come out on the other side as a better version of ourselves. 

When I read this article it really hit home -- the ideas of impermanence and acceptance resonate with me so I thought they might resonate with you, too. 

I'm choosing to come out as a stronger, more wise, more capable human being because being the victim takes a lot of work and to be frank, it's just way more depressing. 

I hope you learn something from this article -- I know I did :).