Resonating with this quote so much right now.
Feeling the power of loving and accepting the people in my life and sticking through the shit, staying connected through the hurts no matter what.
Like I am starting to experiencing what love really is.
In the past my love has had some pretty strong conditions. In it's most extreme versions it's looked a bit like "As long as you do things the way I like I will love you back And if you don't I will punish you and close to you'
My connections have been flimsy in their stability. At their worst appearing something like 'If you disappoint me or annoy me I will dispose of you, I will shut down, block you out, I will run, I will leave.' Contractual, conditioned, disposable love.
I'm seeing more and more how this is actually pretty common.
And not because we are bad people but because fuck to really love without conditions - it's exquisite and it also fucking hurts!
Much easier to close down towards the supposed source of your own pain and wounding. To blame or attack, to shut down and cut out - much easier than allowing ourselves to reveal how vulnerable we really are and to feel it all completely.
This isn't about staying in connections like a masochist and accepting abuse or mistreatment. But this is about being very clear about who you are choosing to love in this life - which souls you are to sticking with and committing to journeying all of it.
Making those people your family. Loving them like a mother loves their child. Saying yes to opening through the suffering and pain we will inevitably cause each other through simply being human and alive.
Loving Without conditions or control, without expecting or demanding them to be anything other than they are.
My heart is being opened to levels of love I've never experienced in the choice to stay rather than run.
Who or what are you committed to loving? No matter what they do and what shows up.
Who are your chosen people who by you choosing so completely and deeply will reveal to you the deepest divine loving mysteries of the universe and yourself?
#commitment #love #unconditional #opening