My goal is to learn to love myself, the people in my life, and anyone I come in contact with purely and freely. This means:
- Without judgment,
- Without ulterior motives,
- Without expectation that the love will be returned,
- With vulnerability,
- With honesty, and
- With an acceptance of the fact that my love may not be enough to save you.
In the western culture this means I will often be misunderstood and not trusted as people try to reconcile my actions with our underlying culture of mistrust; and rightfully so. Admittedly, the love I offer will sometimes be with judgment, with expectation that it will be returned, and with ulterior motives.
Let’s just say I have a long way to go, but I’m working on it.