Let the SUN shine now and light up your presence in life.

Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
Published in
6 min readMar 11

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash
Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

“Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life — and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.”

– Eckhart Tolle

I have fallen in love so many times. I have had so many love affairs. Unfortunately, most of those love stories came with strings attached. I have always entered every relationship with some conditions. Sometimes they were apparent, and I was conscious of them. Most times, they were hidden, even to me. Buried deep into my unconscious, my heart was never free of the strings of conditional love.

Yes, I am married. And yes, I still have some conditions attached to my current relationship. No matter what I think about it, I have always seen every interaction as a transaction. I am a natural giver. However, being a forgiver is not so natural to me. I hold grudges a lot. That is not always healthy in relations with loved ones, friends, family, or even colleagues.

Yes, I am working on it.

I discovered love, true love, four years ago. Then I fell truly in love two years ago again. Yes, you may have guessed it. I have two sons, who are four and two years old.

What is true love?

That question has been haunting me for most of my life. Finally, I am learning the only ingredient of true love. That is unconditional love.

I am discovering unconditional love with my kids. That could be a trick of Mother Nature to help us, Humans, to survive. I don’t know the root of it. I can just say that it is a blessing.

My kids don’t care about my day at work. When I come home, I am at their service. They don’t care about my title at work. They don’t care that I have had meetings all day. They don’t care that my energy bucket is empty for that day.

I have to surrender my presence to them. And that is the first ingredient of a joyful life.

1. SURRENDER TO THE UNIVERSE — We spend most of our time-fighting things. However, when we are not fighting what happens to us, we are fighting against the will of…

Ahmadou DIALLO ✪

🏆 Top Medium Writer in Ideas. I am a professional storyteller who can help you share your stories. Find out more here: https://www.madception.com