I was with a friend the other day and I let him know about my plans after Thailand (sorry, secret location to which you will soon find out).
Prior to letting him know my plans I said “you’re not going to be happy about this” and then I told him about what I was in the process of making happen. To which he replied “You are free. You can go anywhere and do anything you want to do and I will love you and always be here for you to come back to”
Wow. My heart was blown.
This is love.
I had to take a few days to let this soak in.
I then looked back at one of my favourite quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh which reads “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free”.
That’s it! This is what I want, this is how I want to experience love and this is how I desire to love the people in my life. I always new this but until I experienced it and felt it from a friend I didn’t totally get it.
To be loved while feeling the freedom to follow what is calling me, to explore and seek all my burning desires all while knowing I have a soft place of unconditional love to fall upon that’s what, for me it’s all about. This is what I seek and this is how I want to love.
It will be a process to love without attachment. From my experience of being on the receiving end of it I think it would be worth all the bumps and ‘stuff’ that comes up throughout the process.
To free love!