Reading an account of love not based on conditions always speaks to me, and this unconditional love, when truly experienced, can be life-transforming. From author Sera Beak, please enjoy and feel free to comment on the thoughts this idea of love brings up for you:
"No doubt, almost everyone on the planet enjoys feeling attached to a group, or a lover, or a family, or a manic, licking feline furball. There’s not a thing wrong with this. It feels quite nice. It feels wonderful and warm. It feels like we’re needed and we matter and we belong here. It feels . . . well, it feels like love. But here’s the big and sometimes painful-sounding question you must ask about your life: What if all these amazing things went away? What if you lost all the things that surround your life and make it what it is? Would you still have a clear idea of who you are? Would you still feel whole? Would you still feel loved and like you matter? Fact is, many of us wouldn’t. Nonattachment doesn’t prevent you from feeling pain or from loving all these wonderful things and people and animals, but it does help you avoid losing yourself completely within that pain or that love, at the expense of who you really are. It helps you love your loved ones in a way that is more free, that makes you less dependent on them for the feeling of being whole and valid and loved."
Beak, Sera J. (2009-10-19). The Red Book: A Deliciously Unorthodox Approach to Igniting Your Divine Spark (p. 193). Wiley. Kindle Edition.
I have always enjoyed life when I can experience it beyond just the surface details, including in popular culture. Here's a song which certainly could be heard as a call from a very loving part of ourselves, or something outside of ourselves asking us to be loved just a little more. (Bit of language in this song FYI.) Snow Come Down by Lori Carson
Mark Newlon, feeling the embrace of the sacred feminine daily!
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