The giving and receiving of love is our primary purpose as human beings. Today on Facebook I saw a beautiful video of this in action. But this lesson came over years of growth and experience.
As a child, I came to hate myself. I only knew about conditional love, because that was the way love was given to me as a child. I had to learn, first and foremost, to love myself. I had to LEARN that.
I remember when my 12-step friends would say to me, “We will love you until you learn to love yourself.” It was a process. It continued as I began to learn about compassion and unconditional love. Unconditional love does not use games of fear, obligation, guilt and manipulation. Unconditional love does not have expectations or resentments, and it does not judge.
Unconditional love is a matter of the heart, for how I live in my heart is my real truth. If I carry thoughts of judgment and resentment in my heart, then I do not carry true love at all. This real love, which is unconditional, is large and warm and runs like a river through the heart. It shines out of the eyes and arms, and rolls off the tongue – straight from the heart. It is the greatest gift I have ever received, and the greatest gift that I can give!
Content Originally Published By: Amy T. @ Blogspot