“Just think of the trees: they let the birds perch and fly, with no intention to call them when they come, and no longing for their return when they fly away. If people's hearts can be like the trees, they will not be off the Way.” — Zen quote by Langya.
There’s no greater teacher of unconditional love than Mother Nature—a presence as old as Time, as wise as a tribal Elder.
Her tall, ancient trees speak of stillness and provision, while her fertile grounds breed miracles in the shape of life. Her gentle winds whisper songs of joy, while her bountiful waters run deep into the stream of truth.
The Secret to Loving Unconditionally
We look at Nature as a provider, a nurturer; and we learn from its wisdom by emulating its ways. One of the greatest lessons it has to teach is to give ourselves freely and abundantly, regardless of who stands at the receiving end of our love.
The Zen quote above encapsulates the essence of this simple philosophy, commonly described as “holding space”.
Holding space is about offering unconditional support to another human being. This means walking with them through their journey of life, setting aside your ego to accompany them without casting judgments.
When we surround ourselves with people, we allow them to affect our self-esteem, and by extension, our cycle of evolution.
Many of us use this principle to surround ourselves with a few people—people who we believe are worth the emotional investment.
Holding space does not take into consideration who “deserves” what; it teaches us to be a source of unconditional love to all those who come our way.
Take a moment to reflect on the philosophy explained succinctly and beautifully by Khalil Gibran: “You often say, "I would give, but only to the deserving." The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture. They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.”
Learn from Love
If you’re on a journey to discover the secrets of this Universe, you must first unlock the secrets of your heart.
Learn to love and let go, to hold space for all living beings, be they compassionate or not.
Awaken the Source and let the light of your heart illuminate the world. Support us through our spiritual t-shirts, and spread the message of awareness to all!