Love Them Anyway
I wonder what would happen if
I treated everyone like I was in love
with them, whether I like them or not
and whether they respond or not and no matter
what they say or do to me and even if I see
things in them which are ugly twisted petty
cruel vain deceitful indifferent, just accept
all that and turn my attention to some small
weak tender hidden part and keep my eyes on
that until it shines like a beam of light
like a bonfire I can warm my hands by and trust
it to burn away all the waste which is not
and never was my business to meddle with.
- Derek Tasker
Unconditional love. What a concept. Because who are we to state the ideal conditions of love anyway? We have all been hurt, we have had our hearts broken, we have been lied to, deceived, overlooked, underappreciated. But we are still all cut from the same cloth, and are made of the same fabric.
Accept that people will hurt you. Love them anyway. See what happens.