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True-For-You

The gift of conditional love is the ability to recognize what is unconditional.

Conditional love promises acceptance and belonging if its terms are met.  The onus is all up to you.  If you are able to meet the criteria, you will belong.  You must be vigilant.  You must constantly change who-you-are to meet the conditional where it lives.

It works for awhile.  Sometimes, it even mimics what the unconditional might feel like.

Then, the signs become too loud to ignore.  Your world changes, your body and mind begin to breakdown and even though you see the truth for what it is, you are too frightened to leave the familiar.

I cannot promise you an easy path if you choose to seek for that which is unconditional.

The heart of belonging is found within you.  Every time another is unable to walk with you on the path, they are leading you inward.  Therefore, not meeting you where you are is an act of great beauty.  For if this happens enough, maybe a thousand times or more, you are left with what is most real.

Unconditional Love.

You are complete and whole. You do not have to try to be something you aren’t or say things you never believed. You do not have to pretend up is down or wrong is right.  You can express what is true-for-you in all circumstances never needing an outside source to validate it.

If it’s true-for-you, it is.

Rest in this Knowing.

You never have to be anything other than you.

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Complete Happiness

When your story begins, you do not choose the participants.  You make the best of who shows up.  You can dance, sing, cry, scream or in the worst cases, make yourself invisible all in the name of seeking outside validation within your story’s confines.

You can do this for as long as necessary, until your inner well empties and you feel as if you may die from thirst.  This thirst burns at you until you take ownership of what is going on inside your heart.

Grief.  Sorrow. Regret.

I have walked along the path of life with these as my companions.  I did my best to ignore them.  I ran faster, tried harder and configured myself into images I believed might make me lovable.

Nothing I did worked until one day exhaustion forced me to stop.  As I rested Grief, Sorrow and Regret finally caught up to me.

“Why are you running?” they asked.  “Where are you trying to go?”

To my freedom I told them.

“But that is not The Way.  Freedom is not a destination, it is an understanding.  It is not there, it is here.

Right here.

Always.”

I had not realized it yet but Grief, Sorrow and Regret had become my friends.  By talking to them and letting them have their say, they bestowed gifts upon me.

As I feel what needs to be felt and express what needs to leave me, I am learning the greatest lesson of all.

Even love unreciprocated heals us.  For every blind heart we have turned towards is a reminder that the only love we need is within us.

You are complete.

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