Today is simple a small moment in time between the thrilling fun of German class and the vacillation between the state of “I think I understand” and “what? Huh? I don’t have a clue?
Throw in a wife sick with the flu and you soon get the idea that the well thought out plan for work today, probably was better never ever having been written. What is odd, is that all this has me thinking about the idea of unconditional love.
While I have two very tired and sick eyes looking up at me, and her two ears actually listening and following direction, “Drink this, take this pill, and get some sleep.” I almost fall for the delusion that my wife thinks I am not half bad, but I realize it is simply she is too sick to fight to be right, and she is actually allowing another person to simply care for her.
I won’t hold my breath that when she starts to feel better, I will somehow loose my luster and move down the food chain in the animal kingdom to seem to mimic a dog.
Oddly, this brings me to a thought for today. It was in a psychology special interest group thread reading comments to an odd topic that I cant remembered. There is one interesting thing with psychology SIGS. The more bizarre the topic or question, the more bizarre the participants are in the thread. I will read the comments, but soon have to ask myself if I am dreaming, or do these people really think, feel and believe what they write?”
One man posted, “unconditional love does not exist!” And then he lost me when he posted 3-4 other comments in successive threads.
I thought, “In the perfect word, unconditional love really does exist.” Here is what I mean. While we only have faith, the concept of god and his love is unconditional. Of course this is beyond what we as humans can aspire or imagine, but if you think in the universal sense, why else is humanity around based on the few thousand years we have “civilized” the planet. We haven’t really been all too loving or civil for much of the time.
So in our world religions, we can keep screwing up, yet, there is an entity many of us believe in called god – that doesn’t smite or kill us – even though our thoughts and behaviors probably give ample opportunity for the idea of grace to take a vacation and the smiting and destruction of humanity can happen.
But there is that unconditional love idea. That really is brilliant, in that it is a choice we all get to make. Do I love back? Do i just love those who love me? what about those that hate me?
I always joked that a dog was god spelled backwards. Yet, it really is one of the few animals on the planet that no matter what happened in your day, no matter how bad you feel, or what catastrophic events you caused, or another human did to you…the dog doesn’t care. He just loves you.
Tail wagging, happy eyes, as if to say, “welcome home! I missed you, and not just cause you feed me or open the door to let me take a crap and a piss!”
If I hadn’t met the monks in the desserts and have them look into my heart and soul, see all the crud, imperfection and crap that life in the world had allowed me to do and see and yet, still look at me with complete love in their eyes – I would not be typing this.
Unconditional love can exist. I don’t’ know too many that will experience that level of perfection on this planet? But I know the idea is possible. If you should be so lucky and fortunate to experience another human looking inside you, almost shining a bright light into all the flaws, and yet, looking at you with kindness and love, as if to say, "you are simply human. i understand."
you will start to try to change who you are. doesn't matter if you are good, bad or ugly.
Perhaps that is why when I think of god, the creator of the universe and the dimensions beyond what our human sense can “see” and think of what love beyond our selves is like…I get a taste of unconditional love
While I don’t’ understand it. I do have a name for it. “God.”