Unconditional Suffering and Unconditional Love are two sides of the same coin
By Maurice Lacunza
We try to change the world, and sometimes the World changes us. Death often changes us because it forces you to look in the mirror of mortality. We all are born and we all must die. It is the points in between that count for something. How we treat each other, and how we are treated. Truly the human condition is plagued with learning life's lessons. To me, the biggest lesson of all is to learn to love. Not any kind of love, but unconditional love.
I have learned in my life that with unconditional love comes unconditional suffering. The level of our love can be measured by the level of our suffering. One can almost wear the suffering as a badge of honor; to privately remind him or herself of how much they have loved...by how much they suffered.
In the final analysis though, it is love that must triumph. We must let go of our suffering. Let go of blaming others. Stop re-calling the pain and instead recall the love. Alternately, we can avoid suffering by not loving. But that is not what the soul requires. It is better to love and suffer at times than it is to not love at all.
There is a reason that I am connecting unconditional suffering to unconditional love. I am writing the story to explain the birthing of this concept.When you suffer- think about the flip side of love- love in your heart, your life, your mind, your spirit. Suffering is like a chain holding you down and forcing you to live your life within the boundary of the chain. If you want to be set free, you must dwell your heart and mind on love.
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