Happy Wednesday! If you follow me on Instagram or read last week’s Tune Tuesday #44, you are most likely aware that I felt called to re-read the “Mastery of Love” by Don Miguel Ruiz.
Last years meditations on love and marriage on top of wisdom provided to me this year by my spiritual mentors called for me to re-read the book.
As I read the book, I find myself reflecting on relationships both romantic and mostly platonic that may have hit a point of struggle in the past or have ended. I have reflected on mostly my part of those relationships and my reaction, action or in action in past experiences and I see how I handled conflicts and communication in my relationships differently.
One of the points the book covers expectations of our romantic partner and relationship, which can also be extended to friendships. The book mentions, which I discovered during my love meditation, that most love given is conditional love.
We have ideas in our mind in terms of how our romantic partner (or friends) should be or should love us as a relational partner versus accepting our romantic partners (or friends) as they are. This is the difference between honey and vinegar. Appreciating and accepting friends as they are creates space for more love and growth in each individual and in the relationship. The lack of appreciation creates challenges and can lead to the end of a relationship.
Today’s wisdom call “Let Your Treasure Be Know” created by GoalCast touches on what is required for unconditional love to be present and thrive among us in our relationships and the greater community.
“There are no masters in life, only helpers.” As lovers and friends it’s important to give hope to others as an act of unconditional love.
Love – Stephanie XO