Each day, laptop and children permitting, I’ll share a prompt that’s been on my mind, and a few of my thoughts.
You are welcome to share your own perspective in the comments, or just journal it out!
What does unconditional love mean to me?
I’ve been thinking a lot about this term lately.
There is so much conditional love being thrown around. We even do it to ourselves.
But, what does unconditional love look like?
I shared this quote on our Insta from Lauren Daigle a few days ago. She said, “True freedom is when you give people the permission to misunderstand you” (Daigle Bites Episode # 2).
I love that. I’ve always believed that knowing and loving who you are helps you to know and love others better – for exactly this reason!
When you are rooted in who (and whose) you are, you can give people permission to misunderstand you. You know. And that’s enough.
More than that, when we practice unconditional love for ourselves, we cultivate the courage to keep going. To learn from our mistakes. To know our worth, without earning it.
I also believe unconditional love means choosing love. It requires work. It’s giving grace and calling upon the source of grace to help us love on a higher plane. It’s learning who you trust and how to set boundaries and how to meet needs, all while practicing compassion, empathy, and understanding. It’s listening, patiently enduring, and lovingly letting go.
And, yes. You will find your people. There are souls who grow with you and people you grow out of. But, love guides you through the process, if you let it.
What does unconditional love mean to you?