Writing from atop a bed of clouds, enroute to the always delightful Melbourne, I contemplate friendship.
My mother and I have always been best friends. Never any secrets, our relationship is one bound by unconditional love, understanding and acceptance. We may not always agree, but we always find a way to embrace our differences, for our core values share common ground. These past days together have been so special, as it seems both of us are growing more patient and accepting.
Acceptance is an interesting thing. I believe it is one of the most valuable qualities we hold as human beings. We may have unique experiences, habits, personalities and desires, we are united in our shared experience of life. Our strongest link is always love, which requires acceptance of our differences. There is nothing empowering about attempting to change someone or an experience to match our expectations, perceptions or beliefs, for this will only and always create misery and suffering within us and others. Conversely, when we learn to accept another as they are, we let go of our attachments. We embrace our differences. We develop compassion for others. This is unconditional love. This does not mean we must always agree with others ways, but accepting another for who they are is liberating in its expression of truly unconditional love.
My life is committed to the exploration and expression of love. My actions are intended to share this love with others, both near and far. Please share with me.
Love & Light,