What does it mean to ‘Love Absolutely’?
In a way it is the kind of Love that exists in families. The love that a caring and dedicated parent feels for a child – that they would, and do, move heaven and earth to assure their well-being and happiness.
Or, consider the bond between brothers and sisters, a sense of connection and mutual belonging.
Applying this Love outside the family asks us to go beyond the concept of nuclear or even extended family. It asks that we leap into the realm of universal family. That we acknowledge we are ultimately all brothers and sisters, connected. We emerged from the same primeval soup or dust, and we share these origins with one another. We are ultimately one.
This is Agape Love.
Day 4: Having the Courage to Love Absolutely transforms our way of being and living to compassionate and caring.
How do we find the courage to Love absolutely and unconditionally?
It takes a brave approach to decide to Love regardless of conditions. This is Agape love, which seeks nothing for itself.
Compassion and caring are currently not default behaviours in our society. Competition, fear, hostility abound.
And sometimes we are carrying those feelings within ourselves.
We can’t really feel compassionate and caring to others if we aren’t allowing ourselves to be treated with the same care and compassion, by our own selves.
So, hand on heart, again, smile at yourself, at your humanity, at your uniqueness which paradoxically is made of the same substance as everyone else’s uniqueness.
Allow yourself to be in heartfelt appreciation.
Then we can see, feel and enjoy care and compassion from other, as well as for them.
So we now experience the oneness and awareness that we are all made of the same stuff, waves in the same ocean.
And if we are all one, then we can Love and feel caring and compassion for all, as ultimately everything is part of us, and a reflection of ourselves.
Regina Byrne says
A lovely reminder that compassion starts with ourselves and what a lovely term – heartfelt appreciation – will be allowing more of that.
Cindy Fox says
Loving others unconditionally and allowing ourselves to be loved by others outside of our family is not something that happens in our world very easily. Yet I hope those of us who seek to do can be an example for others around us. Let us stand out with ‘unconditional love’