What I would tell myself.
You are not alone.
I hear you.
I sympathize with you as I'm sure you could sympathize with me.
If you are capable of feeling life's lows, then love, you are capable of feeling life's highs.
You have a passionate heart. You always knew this.
Treat it well.
Give it a break. Be easy on that heart of yours! Seriously!
Let yourself feel what it is you haven't been feeling.
Let it out.
Whatever the lesson is that you need to learn here...
Take the time to learn it.
Let it resonante within you so you can reform.
Cry it out.
Start a kickboxing class.
Something healthy but new.
Find this new outlet and channel your energy there.
Give it a place.
Accept that where there is darkness, there will be light.
You already know that...
But believe it my friend!
Just because it feels far away now, doesn't mean you won't find an even happier state of being.
A happier you.
It is and will be possible.
Rebuild. Reform. Renew.
Words are beautiful. Start speaking beautiful words everyday. To yourself and others.
Use language as your guide.
Change your narrative.
You can do this.
The fact that you recognize what you need (whether that means "Pretty Shiny Words" or something else) means you already ARE doing this!
Move forward my friend.
You will one day look back and realize you are exactly where you want to be.