Read this today and thought it was so true.
“Letting your guard down”
It’s when you take the risk to open your heart to someone. You finally commit your all and let them see how much you like/love them. Usually, people will keep themselves hidden behind walls. Letting those walls down, it just shows how much you feel for them. It’s hard though. You’re afraid to get hurt, not sure if they’re worth it. But, you can never really let your guard down. If you think that person is really worth giving your all, then you can give them your whole heart. If you let your guard down and realize that person wasn’t worth it all, you’ll be in a world of momentary hurt. It’ll take time to get through the pain and reach the normalcy without that person. Because sometimes it’s just the moment of infatuation that makes it seem like they’re your everything
“At some point in time you have to tear down your wall, open your heart, and allow yourself to love and to be loved.”
Anytime I hear or think about love, the first thing that pops into my mind is that song “Love” by Kirk Franklin. It goes, “Love, a word that comes and goes, but few people really know what it means to really love somebody”
Anyhow, I was reading some quotes today that are meant to inspire and encourage and I came across something that was written by Bob Marley. Take a look
“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”
― Bob Marley
I can only hope that one day I find a love like that, that will actually last and stand the test of time.