We have a terrible habit of viewing failure as a negative experience, but failure actually teaches us new perspectives and pave the path for growth and achievement. We don’t learn a better approach unless we fail. And the one that got away serves as a reminder of where you need to stand up, not fall down, in the future. It’s heartbreaking to lose the love of your life, but that person was never truly gone. Even if they don’t return, they’ve left an indelible mark on your life. They’ve jolted your spirit awake. They have loved you enough to walk away and tell you that you are deserving of love. That was a quality you didn’t notice in yourself.
Losing the love of your life is mostly determined by where you were in your life at the time the other person entered it. Failed relationships reveal where we are most hungry. They direct us to where we need to go next and mirror the energy we emit.
Time passes, and the past becomes something that belongs to days you can’t go back to. It is impossible to live in the past. Even if you get the proverbial one that got away back, it’s still about moving ahead. Don’t expect things to be the same as they were before. It’s not possible. If you’ve changed, the dynamic will have altered as well.