Notes To My Younger Self:

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There’s a word in the Korean language called jeong. One definition explains it as the bond formed between two people creating a tenderness in their hearts for each other regardless of the results during the evolution of the relationship. Even if the shared feelings have turned sour or the relationship has dissolved, the time and closeness spent forever binds both people, explaining why despite the fact love may have turned to hate or bitterness, there are times that happier moments in the relationship are missed. This is normal. Human. And when these types of past feelings bubble up, embrace them. Resist the temptation to judge yourself for not being over the relationship—not letting go. Instead, interpret this momentary longing for the past as a gift, not a weakness or a time to linger in what ifs or reliving bitterness. This is an opportunity to celebrate the memory for what it is, jeong you have with another soul.

E.L. Chappel author of Spirit Dance/Storm Makers/Coming very soon: The Surge

Loyalty and commitment without validation, logic or reason—jeong that lives in and outside our hearts.

aka The Glamorous Wife

*p.s. This post was inspired from the movie To All The Boys: P.S. I still Love You.

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