7 More Things I Know For Sure About Love — Part II

Toya Qualls-Barnette
2 min readFeb 13, 2022

Love is our only defense

Woman of color with her eyes closed covered in pink rhinestones and hearts.
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LOVE is never a moot point — not debatable nor negotiable. One doesn’t tell love what to do. It speaks its own truth through the heart while the soul carries its message wide and deep like a flowing river untethered by obstruction of the mind or ego.

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LOVE is its own reward — not a competition for points we can acumulate based on the amount we give. The value lies in its pure existence and willingness to spread freely without expectation.

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LOVE is endless — on a continuum — travels through the trenches of humanity and finds its way back to an open heart then recyles itself again.

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LOVE may subside in our hearts when we’re hurt but never dies. It isn’t extinguishable. Once released into the universe we can’t take it back. It lives on through our original intention.

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LOVE can be housed in a fragile heart but its never weak. It’s our built in armor needed to battle internal or external threats to our peace.


LOVE is the music we create in the chambers of our hearts. Notes of hope, chords of perserverence, harmonies of peace and healing.

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LOVE is our only defense against all threats perceived and imagined.

If you enjoyed my musings on LOVE here — you might enjoy the original❣

Love, peace, and blessings!

Toya Qualls-Barnette

*Top writer in This Happened To Me| Writing about the impact of relationships|Contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul| Dreamer|Mother|HSP in drag