What is unconditional love? And what does it look like? For most of my life, I thought I knew the answer to this, but recently, I’ve been rethinking what unconditional love really is. For so long and for so many, the concept of unconditional love has been equated with an extreme version of “turning the other cheek.” But for those of us who keep turning that cheek, this doesn’t really feel like love. It feels more like a one-sided relationship.
Being a human is not for the faint of heart. It’s dense of beautiful and joy-filled and scary and all the things. Each of us hold every single possibility for the human experience within ourselves. It’s unrealistic to think that we should be happy all the time. Where’s the growth in that? Where’s the stretching of our character? Fire, heat, drought, – they have a way of returning you to the purity of what is important and what really matters.
Doing anything brave requires risk.