Unconditional love is one of those experiences in life that seems to become more elusive as we grow older. ‘Unconditional love’ is a phrase that we tend not to use as we grow older as well.
We can experience unconditional love when we are around babies, or young children, or our own children, but as we grow older we start to loose the ability to love unconditionally. There tends to be conditions on the love we give to others, particularly in relationships, or with our family and friends. Some of us tend to develop a life lived more in fear, rather than in unconditional love.
I used to have that experience. The little voice in my head was always judging, or telling me I wasn’t good enough, or that I didn’t deserve love. It had taken control of my experience of life.
There was a point in my life where I realized I was living in fear, rather than in unconditional love. But I got to see that it was really only a bunch of thoughts that was creating that experience of fear for me. So I chose to investigate what I could do to experience unconditional love in my life again. Not just an outward love for others, but an absolute love for myself, an experience that required me to remain present here where unconditional love reveals itself, and where those voices around fear or judgment or conditions on love dissolve away.
So, I invite you to notice – are you living in fear, or are you living in unconditional love? There is a way to live in total unconditional love: by remaining present to what is, and allowing that love to naturally reveal itself.