Throughout history the great minds of our species have attempted to describe it. Romeo and Juliet tried to fight it. The essence of unconditional love seems to have no clear explanation. But, unconditional love is not meant to be explained – it is simply meant to be felt.
What Does Unconditional Love Really Mean?
First of all, let’s take a look at how we as a society define ‘unconditional love,’ should we? So, what does unconditional love stand for? It stands for caring. It stands for putting the needs of others before those of your own. It’s the very act of loving someone without prejudice.
In the simplest of terms, a love is only ever unconditional, if we can accomplish these aspects, without expecting anything in return. Why is that? It’s because, we don’t consider unconditional love a favour, and instead it is something sincere that we must truly feel in our heart. That’s because their happiness is our happiness. It is the very act of selflessness.
Why Do People Fear Unconditional Love?
It is a sad fact that some people don’t understand the true meaning of unconditional love, or rather, they are afraid of allowing themselves to be loved and letting themselves truly love another person. Why do people experience these feelings?
It is because they fear not being able to express themselves and the feelings that they’re experiencing in the moment. However, unconditional love is not a negative, soft or cheap feeling. It is a rare experience that can be enjoyed between two people – whether they be family, friends or lovers. Having such a strong feeling toward another person is something to be joyful about.
A great example would be the relationship and bond between a mother and her child. The lover and support many parents offer their offspring is, to many, beyond words and explanation. Because, no matter how hard it is to raise a child, the parent has the instincts and the unconditional love to take care of her children, no matter the difficulty in doing so. There is an unbreakable connection between them.
Similarly, our family and friends are common examples of unconditional love. If there is an unconditional relationship between friends and family, no matter what the act they perform, they don’t feel a need for us to repay them – though, doing so is surely often appreciated. Instead, it is a gesture of caring without any strings attached to it.
However, human beings fear unconditional love, because they ultimately feel that it will not be returned. Why is this, though? It’s because humans have high expectations in their friends, family or potential mates. We are conditioned to expect our emotions and troubles to be reciprocated, in turn. It is only when you don’t expect this that you can truly understand and offer unconditional love in your relationships.
How Do We Provide Unconditional Love?
This is a fantastic question. You should start, by asking yourself the following: “Am I offering the best love that I can offer?” This can apply to a family member, a friend or a lover. Are you providing your friend advice without judgement? Are you providing your child your full attention when they require it? And are you offering your partner everything they desire, without expectation of a reward in return?
Unconditional love, when it comes down to the core, is similar in many ways to an act of generosity. It is going out of your way for someone else. It is a behaviour and feeling, something that you experience deep down in your heart and soul that allows you to perform an act that benefits the other person, regardless of how they treat you.
Forgiveness is also another key element of unconditional love. Why, is that, you might ask. It is because it is exceptionally hard to master this act of kindness – a forgiving act, because we often feel unable to do so. When someone hurts us, we feel anger and resentment, which can often be difficult to overcome.
The way to move past this, is not to neglect our feelings. If someone has disappointed us, it is a wise idea and rule of thumb to come to terms with, and digest our feelings. It is never a good idea to sit on bad feelings – it is always better to share them with friends, family or a lover.
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Ultimately, it is never easy to love someone without conditions. It is a rare act in our conditional world. This is why we need to understand what unconditional love means, and how to experience and provide it to those we love. Because we give not by chance, but by choice.
Unconditional love is the kindest thing in the world. It is rare, but real. It is a part of human nature. Those who allow themselves to experience it, have tasted the true beauty of the world.