Debunking Unconditional Love

Once in a while, there are posts in my Facebook wall that really capture my attention. Thoughts, ideas and stories that make me think and say to myself: “This is worth reading. I’m happy I checked my FB wall today.”

I am talking about a short piece by writer, Courtney A. Walsh called “Dear Human”.

“Dear Human:

You’ve got it all wrong. 

You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. This is where you came from and where you’ll return.

You came here to learn personal love.
Universal love.
Messy love.
Sweaty Love.
Crazy love.
Broken love.
Whole love.
Infused with divinity.
Lived through the grace of stumbling.
Demonstrated through the beauty of… messing up.
Often.

You didn’t come here to be perfect, you already are.

You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous.

And rising again into remembering.

But unconditional love? Stop telling that story.

Love in truth doesn’t need any adjectives.
It doesn’t require modifiers.
It doesn’t require the condition of perfection.

It only asks you to show up.
And do your best.
That you stay present and feel fully.
That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as YOU.

It’s enough.

It’s Plenty.”

― Courtney A. Walsh

 

New Year’s Eve Reflection

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon the quote below. These words really resonated with me.

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”         — Steve Jobs

Do you know someone who you consider to be a “crazy one, a misfit, rebel, troublemaker, a round peg in a square hole”? How did they change your world?

Are you one yourself? How is the world changed because of who you are and what you did?