A Blessing For The Loves
You have loved in so many ways. You’ve loved with
caution, commitment, anticipation, hope and even
with desperation. The heart has boundless ways
to love and if you’re to come to know love, it will
serve you to welcome them all. This blessing is
for conditional and unconditional love.
Unconditional love arises from deep sentiment,
not especially driven by eros or desire. You’ll
find it cresting at the beginning and at the end.
It’s the love a newborn child receives. The heart
simply rejoices to be in the presence of new life.
It comes again as the flame of life begins to wane.
Unconditional love appears anytime you simply
sit with the flow of your heart streaming. It may
happen watching a child at play, witnessing another’s
deep sorrow, being touched by another’s vulnerability,
or simply holding your beloved in a quiet repose.
This love feels without want.
Misunderstood, conditional love often falls prey
to accusations of shoddiness. It does not suggest
“I will only love you only if you’re satisfying certain
conditions.” It means that the sentiment of your
loving is accompanied by eros. Your loving
Conditional love animates giving and receiving.
Mediocrity is disrupted. Wanting makes you
a potential receiver. It makes the other a giver,
whether they satisfy your request or meet their
own desire. The vibrancy of eros awakens hearts
and stretches a relationship to a new place.
These loves are meant to live in concert, finding
resonance in their interplay. One love crafted in
texture of deep sentiment. While the other ushers
in eros – the pulse of desire. Let your heart open
to these loves, becoming ever more clear about
which love your lived experience is asking for.