you've got it all wrong

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dear human, you've got it all wrong. you didn't come here to master unconditional love. that is where you come from and where you'll return. you came here to learn personal love. universal love. messy love. sweaty love. crazy love. broken love. whole love. infused with divinity. lived through the grace of stumbling. demonstrated through the beauty of... messing up. often. you didn't come here to be perfect. you already are. you came here to be gorgeously human. flawed and fabulous. and then to rise again into remembering. but unconditional love? stop telling that story. love, in truth, doesn't need any other adjectives. it doesn't require modifiers. it doesn't require the condition of perfection. it only asks that you show up. and do your best. that you stay present and feel fully. that you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as you. it's enough. 
it's plenty.
- c. walsh 

27 comments:

  1. This is beautiful!

    xx

    beckythewallflower.blogspot.com

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  2. Love this.

    Lx

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  3. 33 years married and this sounds pretty descriptive. There is no "one soul mate." Expecting perfection is a sure way to end up: 1) never married or 2) divorced. You both show up, try your best, forgive a lot, laugh as much as you can and remember its another fragile human on the other side of the bed. Wishing you love, you fabulous woman, you, and so glad to have met you.

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  4. Wow - this is so awesome! Sometimes you just need to read pieces like this to remind yourself to step back and breath ;-) Thank you for posting.

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  5. What a lovely post, so beautyful.. I like it

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  6. Lovely post! And so well and wisely written!

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  7. wonderful post. thanks for sharing! didn't know this quote before. it's so true and wise.
    and this picture fits perfect to the words.
    wish you a nice evening!!

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  8. Hi this is a lovely blog honey I think we should follow on GFC and Bloglovin? what do you think?
    let me know I'll follow back for sure
    New post is up on my blog you should have a look :)
    oxoxoxo
    Marie

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  9. So beautiful post!! Really like your blog :)
    Following now! Have a great week.

    Kisses
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  10. This is incredible. The quote and picture work wonderfully together.

    xx Kait

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  11. Great quote! :) I'm following you via bloglovin!

    xx Denysia Yu
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  12. That is such a wonderfully true and challenging quote :). Thanks for sharing, was lovely to read first thing in the morning :).

    Rachael xx.

    http://theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Love this - what a beautiful quote and photo! x, Kat

    Love and Ace
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  14. great blog! of course I am staying and I am observing your blog! I am greeting and I am inviting to myself

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  15. Awesome post !

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  16. nice quote. Have a great day.

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  17. Of course I'm following you babygirl. Thankyou so much for being my 100th follower! <3

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  18. Beautiful and very inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Just followed you back :) xoxo ES
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  19. Such a moving quote and photo! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I would definitely love it if we could follow each other! Following you on Bloglovin!

    Maggie
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  20. I followed you back :). Love your blog!!

    Xo
    Flor
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  21. absolutely love that quote

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  23. Great blog, so I'm a new follower on bloglovin =)

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