What we call “heartbreak” is not a breaking at all, but only the contraction of our awareness. For the truth is that we are loved from all directions: by the earth that feeds us, by the breath that sustains us, and by the wisdom that waits for us in all things. But because we so often experience love as a tightening of focus, a clenching of consciousness, we forget that when the narrow point of our affection disappears, we still always have the ability to pull back the lens and behold the complete scope of love. You can learn a lot about heartbreak by taking long walks, for as you move through streets or forests, upon the earth and under the sky, you will find your awareness naturally becoming as large as the world around you. And as you walk with this enlarged awareness, you will remember: Nothing in you has broken. Nothing has dried up. You are standing in a rainstorm of beauty and wonder. You don’t have to keep gathering water with a eyedropper.