Unconditional Love



Unconditional Love

(from Brainstorms)


What would it take

to give myself a break

from the not good-enoughs,

the voice inside that scoffs?


What would you need

to feel fully freed

from the judgments you make

on the actions you take?


What would it feel like

to love our Selves

unconditionally?





In this year more than any other, I imagine that many of you, like me, are feeling both grief and gratitude. Lately, I’ve been feeling a profound need to be nurtured. Perhaps you’re feeling this way too. Recently I’ve been asking myself each morning, “What’s the most loving thing I can do for myself today?” Sometimes it’s one extra snooze in bed in the morning. Sometimes it’s having my favorite pumpkin chocolate chip cupcake at 4:00 in the afternoon. More often it’s finding a small way to release some of the pressure that makes me want the cupcake in the first place. In the midst of what is a very unusual holiday, is there one small loving act of kindness you can give yourself each day?