Family Love

by Susan Green, Somerset, UK

We are All One Family
And we are all connected.

Family Love knows no bounds
It does not choose to love by race, colour or creed
Nor does it choose one family over another.

It holds no prejudices
Nor does it have favourites.
It does not separate, nor does it harm.

It is not cruel or unkind
And is not quick to chastise, judge or dismiss.

It is an all-encompassing, natural Love that stretches out to us all.
If we stop for a moment, we can see it every day, for it is all around us…

In the smile of a stranger

And the bright eyes of the young.

In the gentle touch of a friend

And the tender warmth of a mother

It forms the Strong Foundation upon which we Grow and Learn

That Family Love is for All

Equally so…

For this Love lies deep within the Heart of Everyone we meet.

626 thoughts on “Family Love

  1. Love has no bounds and is not exclusive to blood lines, quite on the contrary. Some of the most atrocious behaviour is in fact occurring within family homes, as in domestic violence. The Family Love you speak about encompasses all of humanity, equally so.

    1. My recent understanding of Family Love has opened up many opportunities for me to connect to people in a way that I never would have before or though possible. Family Love that you and Susan shared here is one that makes total sense to me and I love everything about it. My heart sings when I connect to what Family Love means-‘encompasses all of humanity’.

  2. Such a timely blog for me to read Susan. Absolutely, the Love we feel is for us all, no one is better or is less. Whilst the ‘family unit’ we grow up with isn’t the true extent of what’s real, these people, our sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers deserve the equal care we treat others with. To cut them out or off simply because we believed the ‘nuclear family lie’ is not right or fair.

  3. Beautiful, beautiful blog Susan. Family love doesn’t just stay in our blood families, it can be expanded out to include everyone.

  4. “For this Love lies deep within the Heart of Everyone we meet.” So very true and we all know this.

  5. The love of another, the love of ourselves by ourselves, the love of just being, is true love. The image of a family as love can never reach that offered by true love.

  6. Mostly you feel in family life that they put their so called loved ones as most important. This shows the lie lived within the family. Nobody ever should be more important as we are all just one big family. Even more on the bigger scale of the universe we are just one. Can you imagine, we fight, we do horrible things to each other what we created all together and then one day we find out that we always were one. What a big illusion we put ourselves in.

  7. I love the truth that we are all one family and the equality for all that this message conveys. What you have expressed in this simple yet powerful statement is so true;
    “For this Love lies deep within the Heart of Everyone we meet.”

    1. Yes those words are very powerful “Love lies deep within the Heart of Everyone we meet”, that just sums it up so beautiful and simply.

  8. To come to the understanding that “We are All One Family And we are all connected” turns the age old belief that family is biological only on its head. This is one belief that is long overdue for dismantling as all around me I see families in pain, in separation and often hurting each other, people that they are naturally expected to love each other without reserve. To come to the knowing of what true family is has changed the narrow way I look at the world and as a result I now have one huge, love filled and ever expanding family.

  9. I always felt very open to feel that everybody is my family. No matter what they did, what religion they live, the color of their skin etc.
    That is who we naturally are, one with all. It cost a lot of energy to try to make that separation.

  10. When we look at today’s problems many of them are caused because we do not live true family, we are still concentrating on that which divides us rather then that which we are, in truth actually all made of – love.

  11. I love reading this blog, its a great reminder that love has no bounds, no colour, cast or race. It is freely openly there within is us all to share with everyone equally.

  12. A very beautiful blog to read Susan, I just love these words for they are so true;
    “For this Love lies deep within the Heart of Everyone we meet.”

  13. This is so simple in its delivery, that it is impossible to not feel the truth of what it holds, our love is there inside of us and by its living right, it is there to be shared with all.

  14. One of my favourite things to say to my children, is that we are all made of the same stars. We are all one and the same and in this we are all family equally so.

  15. As we hold this quality of love within ourselves without any judgment, criticism, condemnation or feeling lesser in any way as a Son of God, then it naturally follows to hold all others in this way too. Not in the perfectionism of utopia– only true brotherhood and universal family living together as one world.

  16. When I imagine all of humanity living together as “One Family” I feel a beautiful warmth flow unhindered through my body and smile at living this in a very natural way. We may be a long way from doing so at this point in time but if one by one we all begin to live this way it is definitely possible.

  17. Family love is knowing we are all made of the very same thing- love, and this being truth we are all family.

  18. If we met each other through the eyes, we realise that we are all family regardless of how we look, where we grew up and how differently we choose to live our everyday lives we would be far more accepting of those differences.

  19. Love is love so it does not matter if someone belongs to our so called family unit or not. We create all these fake barriers that tell us who we can love and who we can’t and this affects our natural ability to love all as One.

  20. We have certainly locked down certain things to make them have a sole definition and not an all encompassing view like they truly mean, family, love, community, mother, father and the list goes on. We can all perceive or offer what we see about these but why can it differ from place to place, from person to person? Wouldn’t it be that there would be a truth that we all walk behind? or does it make sense for there to be many ‘truths’ when it comes to things like this? For me there is only one way, one truth and what hits us is that we aren’t unified to that truth or constant terminal. There are many versions of things which then gives way for more and more. It’s not about finding common ground but more about us seeing what sits in front of us, at our core we are all the same and it’s only the outward part that gives us a point of difference. In other words this is how we unify, seeing ourselves as not seperate but truly connected and from there when this is held we will see our view may be expressed in a differently way but we always lead us back to the same point.

  21. Love is a movement and it’s a quality in which we all hold equally and yet we all hold a unique part of the overall puzzle which is deeply inspiring and also holds us all together because each piece is equally important and I love that.

  22. A child once said to me that we are all just one big family. I asked him to explain and he said that because we’ve all had so many lives, all in different places and with lots of different people, that’s why we are just one big family.

  23. Love knows no bounds, and love is there equally for us all. Hence, we are all family together and there is no such thing as division, only if one chooses to believe by its head, the heart speaks the truth= love.

  24. Most beautiful to read and know that there is no line between any human being, that we are not only all in the same boat but that our hearts actually beat to the same rhythm, that we are deep down all the same and deeply connected.

  25. After reading this blog today I can feel that the meaning of the word family we in general use has strayed away from its true meaning which to me is presented in this blog. We make family about the blood line, connected to any culture or skin colour, outer looks and such but actually it is not. This to me is just the false version as all people in the world are actually my family as we are all from the same source and have the same inner connection with the love we are all from.

  26. I would describe it simply as love, in all of us and available to be expressed by all of us. No blood ties needed, no best friends needed, just a willingness to be us, to meet another in all we both are.

  27. Your first four paragraphs are an apt reflection of what we are not, and this has become the norm that we have accepted as life. But, as your list of what is always out there, we just need to open up and see and feel what has always been there for us to come back home to.

  28. A great reminder that love has no bounds, and if we stop and feel for a moment we are able to appreciate that love can be equally shared with everyone, no matter their race, religion or colour.

  29. The word family derives from the Latin familia: “family servants, domestics collectively, the servants in a household.” It is a structure that was conceived to offer support one way. Serving that is not about serving. Transcending this is possible if we make it about service; about love.

  30. All of what you have shared Susan is what comes naturally to us. You only have to look at children and the way they are in the world to see this. This is our natural way, it’s only that we’ve piled a few hurts on top that impede us from living this way.

  31. True family is much more than those we are related to, when we open ourselves up to this truth the connections we make with others has a quality and a love that has no bounds.

  32. Thank you Susan, it is always so powerful to read. It strips back everything from appearances, family or other groups, anything that defines us, to simply feel the one unifying love we are all from and have within us. This is the true way to live.

  33. We all have the same extended family. Imagine if we embraced that. Not in a ‘let’s hold hands, close our eyes and sing kumbaya’ kind of approach…just a normal acceptance of all and letting everyone in, letting go of all our rubbish and realising that we can all fit in here, and we don’t need to compete.

  34. It is a gift to remember this love is within us all when we meet others. We can be quick to judge or compare rather than hold one another in love and equality and keep coming back to this truth.

  35. One of the main reasons we have war is because we have not learnt the true meaning of family. True family is world wide and is not bound by blood.

  36. Currently what we tolerate under the umbrella of “family love” is domestic violence, rape, incest, abuse of all sorts etc. It is obvious that we have to come to a new truth about what family means and what love in truth means.

  37. We are one human family connected deeply by the love we have been fathered from, our everyday life gives us moments of this love to recognise and appreciate.

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