Even after all this time, the Sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that. It lights up the whole sky. (Hafez)
Today, I am being called to write about Love…Unconditional Love. This is a treasure that is found in family. Those that are fortunate enough to find it in their partner understand what is not spoken. This is a bond you share, a gift you give and receive.
Love is Love…pure and true. It has no expectations, no boundaries, no obligations. It doesn’t see, hear, touch, taste, smell, rather it FEELS. Love is part of the soul. We were created by the eternal Source of Love, with Love and TO love.
How can I describe it? It is more than a feeling, its a knowing. Its your soul looking at another soul and speaking those invisible words. It is that knowing that your souls have travelled together since they were created. It is that connection, that familiarity. It is what lights your face up when you see that person.It is that uncontrollable smile that comes from deep within. It is knowing that there is always honesty. It is the silence spoken with the eyes that only the two of you will ever understand. It doesn’t need to speak. It is an understanding, a thread that runs through and between two people.
To love is to allow someone to just be as they are. To love is to understand, to feel their pain and joy. Love is not to control, not to manipulate or deceive. Love is to allow someone to be free. Love, unconditional love, allows someone to exercise their own free will. It allows you to anticipate their needs before they have spoken. Love is selfless not selfish. Love is patience, humility. It is kindness, compassion, forgiveness.
Love means that you are both free as individuals. You are strong on your own and you are even stronger together. Love is not control, it is not pity, it is not guilt, it is not obligation. It is the one thing or person that will allow you to be who you are, do what you want and support you to be the best that you can be. Love is of mutual benefit to both. One person does not have more than the other. It is about being each others shelter. Love is respect and consideration. Love doesn’t need to ask, love is given willingly. Love is not about want or need. Love is the contentment that suffices.
There is no reason to clutch it tightly. It needs to be free to allow it to do what it does best. It softens, it comforts and it brings beauty to all things. It is what it is, there is no need to change it. Love is always perfect just as it is.
If you are to love, love with your soul. “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. For those who love with their soul, there is no separation.”
Love is a place we all want to reach. If you find it, keep it, treasure it, be thankful and grateful for it. It is a reflection of the Divine, a gift to understand the qualities of your Creater and a reason to bring more love and light in to this world.