Love That I Never Knew Exist

Marion
2 min readNov 11, 2020
Photo by Cameron Stow on Unsplash

I thought I knew the deepest meaning of the word love, but I was wrong. I never knew that setting aside my pride would open up my heart to a new world. I knew that forgiveness and forgetting were parts of moving on, but I never knew how it really felt. Maybe somehow, but not exactly.

We all tend to raise our pride and build high walls around us just to protect our egos and our hearts. Most of the time, we choose pride over what we truly feel, even though it might ruin the relationships we have with other people around us. Most of the time, we don’t really know what we’re doing. We somehow believe that pride will help us heal.

But I realized that the walls I built just to protect my heart from getting hurt didn’t really help me. The walls that I built hurt me more than they served their purpose. It didn’t save my heart. Pride tears my soul apart. I didn’t know that letting go of my pride would finally set me free, like a prisoner in the middle of the ocean. I thought I already knew how to love unconditionally. I slowly let go. I let go of my selfishness. I did all of this because of the overflowing love in my heart. I didn’t know I could let go of the things I’ve always wanted. A love that I never knew existed within me.

I found myself. I found happiness.

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Marion

I look at people's faces, random photos, and places and think, "What If I was there?" "What If it was me?" https://mytangerinenam.medium.com/