Wednesday, June 21, 2006

I'm Still Standing

Someone once said, ~There is within each and every one of us the ability to love somebody with all of our heart. And although our heart may get broken, it is only throught heartache and pain that we learn how much love we really can give.~ Think about this, the most resiliant part of the humany body is a person's heart because of how much punishment it can endure. In some aspect, love is the ultimate test as to see how strong and/or tough one's heart can become when you deal with feelings, as well as, emotions that can physically and metaphorically break you. Let me ask you this question, when it comes to love, how strong do you think your heart is?

Within every person's heart there holds a love that is mysterious, gentle, funny, tender, nuturing, soulful, and most certainly passionate. For it truly takes a special person to awaken those certain attributes that be hidden away/left dormant to not ever see the light of day, so to speak. Its when you meet that special someone thsoe particular attributes shine through bringing out the best in you, which can be seen by those around you. That love within your heart by no means makes you weaker but rather it makes you stronger as you find yourself showing other attributes you didn't know you had in you, which can surprise not only yourself but also the one you love.

In any case, it would be safe to say that many of you have felt heartache whether by being lied to, cheated on, or whatever the case may be. In a sense, its like being stabbed in the heart and whether or not it has repeatedly happened to you its an experience one doesn't want to live through again. Those betrayels of supposed love can twist the knife in one's heart to where the pain can linger on for months, years, or even decades. Nobody, ever wants to be reminded of a painful past love, which can open back up those particular wounds and yet they are, in a way, a driving force to grow stringer not just in the phsyical sense but also in the emotional sense within your heart.

When it comes love there are many lessons to be learned and one of those lessons is that that loving someone with all your heart is difficult. What it comes down to is having respect for that person and showing that he or she is truly important to you not just as bf/gf/husband/wife but as a friend. However, if respect is not reciprocated back the time and effort put into that relationship falls apart. In my opinion, in order to earn respect from the one you love you have to give respect by appreciating and acknowledging all that he or she does with kindness, love, and compassion. For the question can be asked, do you have this person in your life right now who is considered the source of your strength in your heart.

In retrospect, pain and heartache will always be synonymous with love because without it life wouldn't be that interesting. Each time you experience it, you essentially lean from it and hopefully grow into a better person. For the metaphorical scars and bruises you suffer from being hurt can be considered badges of honor that have inevitably lead you to meet the one who you're going to spend the rest of your life with. In the end, when you look back at past hurts that have knocked you down you not only see how far you've come but also you see the strength and resilency you have within your heart to keep getting back up to where you say to yourself or outloud to those who wronged you I'm still standing.

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