"There is nothing as whole as a broken heart" 14th Century mystic from Safed
  1. Cultivate compassion toward yourself
  2. Stay with emotional distress knowing it can teach you
  3. Learn to recognize internal negative propaganda for what it is, tell the messenger, 'thank you for sharing now put your head down'
  4. Identify your deepest needs.. Affection, nourishment, connection, quest for meaning etc. and make plans to have them met
  5. Remember as Leonard Cohen said, 'the heart below is speaking to the broken heart above' . This can be a time of profound inner learning