Saturday, February 17, 2007

Unconditional Love

The definition resides in the very word. It is not reserved for relatives and loved ones. There are many people throughout our lives we may encounter who spark this beautiful form of love. It asks nothing in return and yet resides inside those of us whose hearts are open enough to accept it, cherish it and even crave it. There are those of us, once struck with this type of love, who want nothing more to give and aid. This form of love just is and the reason for its existence is not known and doesn’t have to be. For it is love in its purest form. Those who have the gift of true compassion and empathy for others will be the most likely to experience unconditional love.

If you already have these traits of compassion and empathy, you do not need to have children, a great home life or even any surviving family members. Unconditional love is what it is. It is pure, kind, unassuming and a true gift to those who aren’t afraid to experience it, those who just feel the joy of the love itself. Remember, unconditional love expects nothing in return and finds joy in giving and caring for those who have struck our hearts in this very special manner.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Compassion a Lost Facet?

Compassion, once an intense fire burning within us is becoming harder and harder to find. Strangers helping and reaching out to one another was once a common occurrence. Now it seems on the verge of extinction. If we could all take the time to look at each other and recognize the energy within. It might not be too late to resurrect the powerful and positive energy flowing through each of us. People need one another. We are all linked in one way or another like drops of water in the ocean we all affect one another. Somehow we have become selfish and ignorant to that reality.

Look in the mirror, look very closely and that flame of compassion is still there. Perform a good deed... a smile, a joke, opening a door for someone, helping with packages, letting someone in front of you in traffic. No matter how insignificant it may feel it is not. For if we all keep that flame burning and the positive energy flowing the world can be a beautiful place.