Don’t get me wrong, I care about my mother’s well-being, but love? I think I love the idea of my mother, but not the reality.
I would love an unconditionally loving mother who cares, nurtures and really supports me as a human being. I would have loved a mother who enthused about my achievements, who encouraged me to go into the world and shine, but I didn’t get that mother, my soul chose differently.
As a society, we put so much pressure on ourselves to behave a certain way. We ‘should’ ourselves into so many things.
- You should love your parents
- You should be married by now
- You should have children
- You shouldn’t have an abortion
- You should be white, not black
- You shouldn’t be gay
The list just goes on and on and that doesn’t stop with love.
I was always under the impression that love is unconditional, but we have been thrown into a society which creates a life where love is full of conditions. So many ‘you must do this and that to make me happy!’ Continue reading