I’ll Stand By You

I’ll stand by you
I’ll stand by you
I won’t let nobody hurt you
I’ll stand by you
Take me into your darkest hour
And I’ll never desert you
I’ll stand by you



So the song goes.  A beautiful expression of true love, a woman vowing her allegiance to her man.  Equally beautiful is the man seems to have suggested a need for such help, for such devotion.  His Angel has responded, and now he can heal without fear that she is abandoning him or judging him as so many others have throughout his life.  He can focus knowing that his love is by his side, and will not leave regardless of the circumstance.

Wow.  And yes, I am projecting.  I know that, no emails need be sent to show me that wonderful light.  So what, I’m a man who would love to have a woman who would stand by me regardless of the circumstance.  Because I have been one who has not wanted it, and has pushed it away vehemently, I realize the beauty of wanting it.  Maybe even to someday have it.

I also wonder if the singer is singing it to herself.  What a better gift to oneself than to know you will never desert you.  Yes, I’ve deserted myself many times over my life.  I’ve abandoned my intuition, my beliefs, my values and my inner truth many times.  I’ve left the love I feel within me at the door and acted like a moron in the quest of a security that could never exist anywhere but within me.  I’ve clung to the cliff when all I wanted to do was jump off of it.

So, part of having someone standing by you is living in the knowledge that you are that someone too.  You stand by you, you walk with you into your darkest hour.  You sing love songs to you, and you adore the person you are.  Someday, with a little luck and a lot of passion, the person you are in love with will stand by you too.

Don’t give up, never give up.  Know with some practice that there will always be one person who will stand by you no matter what, and that is you.  You are that special.  As for that other person you’d love to share your life with?  Well, that person is out there waiting for you.  What you are searching for is searching for you.  It will come.  Somewhere there is someone wishing they had another person standing by them, and one day your paths will cross.

Be vulnerable.  Be open.  And when those paths cross for Pete’s sake embrace the moment.