Unconditional love is rare and difficult thing. Parents profess to love their children unconditionally. Couples in the first blush of new love may make dewy-eyed promises to love each other for better or for worse. But how often do such promises give way to betrayal and recrimination? Still, I believe it’s an amazing gift when it does happen. We all want someone who will love us forever, through thick and thin, no matter what we do or become
Unconditional love is the highest form of love. I believe that this is an important attribute for all mankind do that they come closer to God. But, the discourse of unconditional love is not easy and require infinite patience and boundless capacity to forgive. But humans are vulnerable.
Unconditional love isn’t all its cracked up to be. Don’t people want to be loved and appreciated for who and what they are? When somebody loves me unconditionally, doesn’t that mean they don’t care who I am or what I do and they are blind to my particularity? But isn’t love about delighting in the particularity of the other?
But just because you love somebody unconditionally, doesn’t mean you don’t care about what they are or what they do. Presumably, if you love them, you want them to be their best self.
It seems to me that bad behavior on the part of the beloved has to have consequences or else the lover becomes a mere patsy. Think of battered women who won’t give up on their abusive partners. That is not a model of “unconditional” love, that’s a model of person with a damaged sense of self-worth who is, perhaps, in a state denial,
Unconditional love can be tough and demanding. When our children do bad things, we punish them. We give them stern messages. But we still love them. Unconditional love may be selfless, but it isn’t self destructive.
Some people really seem to have an amazing capacity for selfless love. It is also important to stress, though, that unconditional love is a gift, not an entitlement. Nobody really deserves unconditional love. Nobody has the right to demand that you love them selflessly. That would be, well, pretty selfish of them, wouldn’t it?
The more I am spending time alone, my love for her is increasing…. Am becoming strong with every passing second… I am actually enjoying being a possessor of selfless love for her…
My heart full of warm wishes for her success, I really have no clue what is going to unfold but one thing that I am certain of is that come what may… I will be there for her forever!!!
Loads if wishes & tonnes of love!!