Intense love does not measure, it just gives. Mother Teresa
My love for my granddaughters Maya and Hailey is unconditional. Every Tuesday and Thursday I go through the day giving the best of myself as their primary caregiver teetering between exhilaration and exhaustion.
My inspirational role models are the ultimate Zadie and Bubbe of all times, Abraham and Sarah. In Kabbalah, they represent the divine attribute of loving-kindness, chesed. Chesed is the altruistic, endless, and ever-giving of self. The artist in me is a little addicted to the attribute of chesed because a chesed action, being an expression of expansiveness without cause, is truly an original act of creation.
Experiencing unconditional love with grandchildren is a great tool to help expand loving-kindness to others. When I find my unconditional love abilities lapsing, I think of my grandchildren and miracle of miracles, great forgiveness finds its way into my heart. With unconditional love I have healed wounds and fashioned relationships quite beyond my capacity to imagine.
In this magnificent universe, each time we choose loving-kindness we contribute to the creation of joy, harmony, and goodwill bringing us one step closer to the discovery of our true self.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Mother Teresa