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WakingTimes – Christina Sarich – Love Without Expectation – 16 July 2013

Flickr-love-SaraiRachel-300x199A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ~ Lao Tzu 

On our paths we often encounter friends, lovers, even enemies that we want to offer affection or tenderness, but is it true love we really give them? Is it true compassion, acceptance of who they are in this moment without the desire to change them? Without expectation for what they ‘should’ be, or who they ‘ought’ to be for us? Do we give them a rope just long enough to hang themselves or a laundry list of secret requirements they must meet in order to be our friend, our lover, our mentor, or fellow human being? Love without expectation is true love. It is rare, and complex, just like the path into one’s own inner nature. Continue reading