I have spoken and written this same idea in so many different ways but I needed to hear the “unconditional love” thought. I have never thought of myself as being able to give myself unconditional love. I knew God could and would do that but not me.
You caused me to think about something I used to think about on a regular basis but it has slipped away for a while. That thought concerns Thomas Edison. I have heard that he “failed” at creating the electric light bulb 99 times(not sure about the number) but he finally succeeded on number 100. The interesting thing is he was never heard to say he had failed but that he had found 99 things that did not work.
Of course, these are just my thoughts.