Unconditional love – what does this mean to you?
Firstly, for me, it is the love I feel for my children. It is a love like no other – that maternal, protective, instinctive love that has no conditions – I may not like my children all the time because of their behaviour (!) but I will never stop loving them.
Today unconditional love is evolving and growing. It is a way of overcoming “them” and “us” and feelings of separation, and instead, developing our compassion for our fellow humans, animals and the earth because WE are all ONE.
I love these images of mothers and their babies. We can all learn so much from our own mothers and the same is true with animals. Motherhood doesn’t come naturally to everyone, but this doesn’t have to be a problem. We can learn from others and as mothers, we don’t have to do the job all by ourselves. This is why I love the way elephants look after their young. It is not just the responsibility of the mother, but also the other females in the group. Usually, an elephant family is all related, but occasionally non-related females join to form families.
This is also true in the world today, where the word “family” has a very broad meaning. We don’t have to be related by blood. Ultimately it is not so important who does the nurturing as how the nurturing is done – with love.
This morning I heard this quote on the radio and thought how apt when I am writing about unconditional love:
Love is the Divine Mother’s arms; when those arms are spread, every Soul falls into them.
This quote is by Hazrat Inayat Khan, the founder of the Sufi Order in the West in 1914 and teacher of Universal Sufism.
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Lots of love