Sunday, July 13, 2014
The term unconditional love came into use in the 1960's, supposed LSD drug culture and became more widely known in the 1970's pop culture with counselors and therapists.
I liked this term when I started having children in the late 1970's. I wholeheartedly understood it then because I could see how a mother could unconditionally
love her newborn child(ren) without conditions, actions, behavior or any other requirements. I grew up in a family wherein you had to meet certain requirements, standards, in order to be loved. You had to keep your room clean, bring home a school report card full of "A's", join the church, sing well in the church choir, perform your farm chores fast and well, etc...
So when I went off to college in the late 60's and heard this term and fully embraced it a decade later, I began to love the concept of unconditional love for my children and for myself.
So for today I unconditionally love myself and my family. This allows me to accept them and me for ourselves and to love us just because we are. It is so beautiful, freeing and uplifting.