Laying Down Your Life for Love?
By Stefania Johnson aka Ste’FIRE
Ladies and Gentlemen, do you lay down your life for love? I know you are thinking, what is she talking about?? Why would anyone lay down their lives for love? Well, my Brotha’s and Sistah’s, here we go. Love is the most universal language, it started the dawn of time, created life, love of creatures, love of humans, love of any being that walked this world. The heart must function with positive influences, we cannot live a fulfilling life without our heart being happy, we cannot sustain our glow if our heart is broken, is dead. Yes, we go through life with many experiences, many hurts, and pains, many heartaches but we felt love and we gave love, at some point. We’ve heard the term “died of a broken heart,” that is deep, how does that make you feel? It saddens me when I hear someone died of a broken heart, however, at the same token, that tells me they felt love, they experienced love, they laid down their life, for love. As morbid as this sounds, the reality is, without us feeling “the feels” we can’t experience life. We also must guard our hearts from destruction. We must heal from past trials and tribulations, bad experiences that broke this heart, your heart. Our love is unconditional but yet with that, we slice into that heart every so often and give a piece of it away. It’s a muscle we sometimes cannot re-generate, we just live with what’s left to give out. One thing I think of often when I see broken hearts is, will they lay down their life for love again? If anyone knows hurt and pain in that level, knows that other side of that, love. We are human, we were given this heart of ours to love ourselves and others, throughout our life. It was to love our family, love our friends, our partners in life, our children and grandchildren, and most of all, ourselves. Self-love is what we lay down our life for, that is the one most valuable sense of love we need to give. We’ve forgotten how to love ourselves sometimes because we feel love is outward and not inward. Oh Lord, please help us see ourselves how we see others we love! Be conscious that when you love yourself, you are giving love in the most simplistic form, the most giving form, it’s not selfish, it’s honoring your life as your higher power made you. So when I say, do you lay down your life for love, it is in the sense it’s intended, you were given this heart of yours, to you 1st, that is loving what was created and the most special bond you can have before anyone else. Be love, always, I love you in the most humanistic way.