Note: As I live and continue to become who I am, a recent moment of spiritual insight illumined in a fashion that I can articulate a painful personal truth that I long have carried, buried deep within my unconscious self; a truth, for an equally long time, I consciously have labored to overcome…
A Short (aphoristic) Version: When one is taught and learns that love is earned, then one cannot receive love.
A Long (exegetic) Version: When one is taught that love is to be earned by good conduct that satisfies the standards of the reputed lover, then one learns that love is a wage, a reward for the successful effort in demonstrating one’s worthiness.
Thus, one ever seeks to prove one’s deserving; often in relationships with (drawn to and attracting) those who, somehow (psychically? subconsciously?) aware of one’s craving need to justify one’s value, habitually, in an egoïstic and anxious act of wielding power, withdraw or withhold their approval.
Thus, one barely knows how to recognize and to receive the love that is love, which always is given unreservedly, unconditioned by and unconcerned with any evidence of one’s merit.
© 2021 PRA
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