December 12, 2014 by Cathy Brown
“The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.”
Unconditional love is known as affection without any limitations or conditions. I have been blessed to have had such love from my beautiful Mother (photo above). Last week I spoke about “Allowing” others to be who they are and to take their own journeys. Thursday morning, 12/4, my Mom, at age 97, journeyed home. I shared very mixed emotions; sad that I will no longer know her in the physical; but filled with joy that she will be closer to me than ever before. Our souls never die; they simply shed their physical body and return to spirit. And her spirit is forever with me, loving me unconditionally.
Life, through unconditional love, is a wondrous adventure exciting the very core of our being and lighting our path with delight. True love is beyond thought, feelings, and emotions. We are without any limit to our thoughts and feelings in life and can create any reality we choose to focus our attention on.
Unconditional love is like a muscle. It needs a daily workout. Compassion is the heavy lifting of life. You know it takes daily practice to build that kind of muscle. Why should your heart be an exception? Commit to treating yourself and everyone around you with compassion. Every time you notice harshness creeping in, toward yourself, your child, or anyone else, stop and find something to appreciate about that person. No exceptions. If you could choose compassion in every interaction with everyone, including yourself, you would be well on your way to loving unconditionally. Taken from “Aha Parenting.com”
“The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well”
I work my unconditional love muscle every day.
I strive to love myself unconditionally as I do others.