“Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It’s not ‘I love you’ for this or that reason, not ‘I love you if you love me.’ It’s love for no reason, love without an object.” – Ram Dass
When we think about love, many of us wonder who loves us. Does anyone love us? Or, we may stop and contemplate who we love. Who do I love the most? Who do I not love? What’s love anyway? Remember the Tina Turner song –
“What’s love got to do, got to do with it/What’s love but a second hand emotion/What’s love got to do, got to do with it/ Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken”
Been there and get that! I’m sure you do too. Emotional love has the ability to bring us great joy and great pain.
In the above quote, Ram Dass is talking about unconditional love as a part of our deep inner being. Its who we are. Maybe it is the same as our concept of god/goddess/creator/source/universe/divine. Limitless unconditional love. We can relax into and be held by the arms of the Great Mother. It’s a place where we are always good enough – no trying. Where we are honored and celebrated for our unique, authentic, magical selves. Resting in love for no reason at all.