Selfless Love

by She Flies With Her Own Wings


I’ve always thought that when you love someone, you should fight like hell for them; and you should, but there’s a difference between fighting to keep them in your life and fighting for them.  I used to believe that if two people truly loved each other, there was nothing in the world that could keep them apart; I’m starting to learn differently.  There’s a lot of truth behind ‘if you try to hold onto something too tight, sometimes it can slip right through your hands’.


When you really love someone, you love their dreams, goals, and aspirations; because those are the things that make them who they are.  Unfortunately sometimes in life your own life dreams and goals don’t match up with theirs.  It’s one of the hardest things in the world – to be so completely in love with someone and have the timing and circumstances all wrong.  But to love someone so much that you selflessly want their dreams and goals to come true just as much as your own, and have them feel the same about you, well if that’s not true love then I don’t know what is.


I honestly believe that if you love someone, you should set them free.  Let them fulfill their dreams, let me experience life on their own. In doing that you hope that eventually your lives will lead you back to one another.  But it’s so much better to love someone for loving you enough to let you go, than to look back on your life in 50 years and be bitter about all the things you didn’t do when you had the chance.  You can only hope that the decisions you make today, will impact your future in a positive way, and have faith that you’ll end up exactly where you wanted to be.

There’s a fine line between fighting for who you love, and setting them free.