The reason why you are reading this article full of quotes about moving on after a break up is probably because you’ve experienced a painful break up and you feel the need to move on, but – as often in life – this is easier said than done.
The hardest step in the arduous journey of break up recovery is this one painful decision to finally let go. It’s this single decision that means the difference between learning form this devastating experience or dwelling upon the negative for a long time, risking that this whole process might happen again in your future relationships.
The difficult part about moving on after a break up is that it takes a conscious decision.
It’s so much easier to hold on to the known, the hope that they will come back, rather than to find yourself cut off from your comfort zone.
Moving on, and letting go is exactly that – going out into the unknown, alone, without the one you used to love by your side.
Before you can take this important step, it helps if you are fed up back to the teeth with being powerless, dependent and so helpless about what is happening to you. This will give you the strength to take action, and this will to get a huge weight lifted off your shoulders.
Will it be easy after that?
No. But you will have made a major leap towards independence and healing.
The following quotes about moving on after a break up can help you with that step.
If you are a regular reader, you will notice that we’ve had some articles with uplifting quotes before, but none so far about moving on after a break up.
12 Uplifting Quotes About Moving On After A Break Up:
“Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.”
This is from the song “A Tout Le Monde” by Megadeth.
“Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love. But rather makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person how beautiful it will be when the right one comes along.”
This quote addresses one of the biggest dangers of suffering from a break up: not believing in love anymore and shutting down your heart.
This is wrong, because there is always someone out there better than your Ex, someone who will meet your needs perfectly. Whether we believe it or not.
Turning away from love out of fear means saying “NO” to life.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”
Passivity means death, activity is living. If you are passive, you allow negative things to come into your life.
Keep riding the bike.
“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”
This is one of my favorites.
In order to grow and to experience, one must leave his comfort-zone. Very often this means that you have to do what you are afraid of in order to find what you didn’t know you were looking for. This takes a lot of courage.
Ask yourself, who would Columbus be today if he hadn’t had the courage to lose sight of the shore back then?
“Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart”
Love is like positive energy, and like energy is never lost in this universe. It only changes it’s form, and so does love.
Love is a positive choice, and love always attracts more love. This is a fact. (Now I sound like Deepak Chopra).
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us”
-Alexander Graham Bell
This is so true.
We often focus and dwell too long upon negative events in our lives, the “whys” and “what ifs”, that we don’t allow new positive things to come into our lives.
We have to open our eyes and say “YES” to life more often.
“I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken pieces as long as I lived”
Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With The Wind.
“What is broken is broken”. This is often so hard to accept and yet so true.
“The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can’t go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.”
All experiences, be they positive or negative, define who we are as a person. You can’t carry your unfinished past with you if you want to grow. Especially when entering a new relationship. You need to have gotten over past negative experiences. If you haven’t, then chances are that they will bite you in the lower back eventually.
“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
One of the hardest things to do after a break up is to let go of the bright future that you’ve planned out together.
“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”
We don’t have any control over our Exes. If they want to leave, we have no power to hold them back. All we can do is to accept, let go, heal and aspire to be a better person.
“Letting go has never been easy, but holding on can be as difficult. Yet strength is measured not by holding on, but by letting go.”
What is easier, holding on or letting go?
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
This is the only way to overcome fears: first by doing and facing what you fear and then by gaining the confidence that no matter what comes your way, you can handle it!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the 12 quotes about moving on after a break up and that you’ve found some inspiration and help to do the most vital step in your recovery process – to let go and move on.
(Photograph is a courtesy of Anna Gay)