imagine that you are sitting inside a ball that is about ten feet in diameter. the inside of this ball is coated in a perfect mirror substance that reflects images of yourself back to you everywhere you look.
that is the best description that i`ve ever heard of the universe.
everywhere we look we see ourselves.
do you like what you see?
begin to love what you see.
because that`s how unconditional love operates.
unconditional means without conditions.
any change in that means that it cannot be unconditional.
when you make any other judgement of what you see that is other than love, you aren`t looking at your reflection in a loving way.
nobody ever said it would be easy.
it means practicing until it starts to come with less effort.
we have been set at odds with ourselves for so long that it becomes a struggle against everything we believe in to take back our love for ourselves.
there is no support group for this stuff. it is a lonely path. until one day you wake up and it all makes sense and you laugh because you realise that it always had been that way.
you have been waiting for yourself to emerge and when you arrive it`s like meeting an old friend. you hug and smile and hug some more and say that you missed your friend so much and that you want to see them again soon.
the hugging goes deep into your soul and begins to heal and strengthen and clarify all the things that you have questioned in your life.
and then the feeling goes away as quickly as it came.
but it`s o.k. because your friend loves you unconditionally and will never betray that love or forget to write or forget your birthday or whatever.
because this is you.
loving yourself unconditionally.