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How a Tree & My Puppy are Teaching Me About Unconditional Love & Buddhism

How a Tree & My Puppy are Teaching Me About Unconditional Love & Buddhism

The reason we grow to love our children (partners, pets, friends, family) so much is not despite the challenges they introduce into our life but because of them. They hold up a mirror to us which shines a light on all of our selfish parts, which can be extraordinary painful; but in so doing (and if we are willing) this mirroring opens us to a deeper, wider, and more expansive experience of life that begins to approximate the true experience of love.