As most of you know by now I have been going through a pretty difficult time in the past couple of months! But one thing that has consistently helped me to get through it is unconditional love. Both getting it AND giving it!
It’s a lot like trust and respect, I think. If you don’t have this in your relationships, honestly…what do you really have?!?!?
Unconditional love — in its most simplest form — means appreciating someone else for who they truly are. It means loving them when they are unlovable, and in spite of their imperfections and mistakes. At a deeper level, it means never, ever questioning whether you’ll feel any other way toward a person. It’s just a comfortable knowing that this is a constant in your life. It will always just “be.”
I found some quotes which I want to share with you…hopefully some of them will resonate with you as they have with me!
“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”
— Oscar Wilde
“The only way love can last a lifetime is if it is unconditional.”
— Stephen Kendrick
“Love me without restriction. Trust me without fear. Want me without demand. Accept me for who I am.”
“Actual love, as in unconditional love, doesn’t mean you love everything about the person. It means you don’t need them to be different than they are for you to be happy.”
“Find a heart that will love you at your worst and arms that will hold you at your weakest.”
I would love to hear your thoughts and feelings…maybe a favorite quote of yours?
I like the last quote. I feel that’s what my masseuse has done with me. I’ve confessed what I want a women to do to me and she has done that by having me wear dresses for her along with picking out tops/spraying me in perfume/applying lotions. She said she wants me to wear dress when we go dress shopping and have me get makeover. I’m going to tell her about having me be in female lead relationship with her. It’s what I want and that it will make me happier.
Unconditional love is such a wonderful concept and aspiration i believe all of us aspire to. i am so happy that You have those in Your life to share this depth of love with.
From my experiences, finding it is still a goal. The best example i have thus far of “unconditional love” is the relationship and feelings i have with my two youngest children. i believe being with them through their formative years as infants and small children embedded them in my mind and heart with the bond of tolerance that i have not found anywhere else. i guess that is why i am twice divorced and very skeptical of finding someone who will truly love me for all my faults, as well as the many positive aspects of my character. We all have a limit of our tolerance of other’s aberrant behavior.
i so appreciate the immense trust and respect You and i have nurtured over many years. Yes, i love You and know You love me. Yet i know, there is a significant difference in what we share and what You share with Your beloved. We both know there is a significant difference in the dimensions of our love from that between You and Your parents, and my daughters and myself.
i wish i weren’t so jaded from past experiences to still believe in, and pursue, this level of unconditional love You write about. That said, i am so blessed for this wonderful relationship we have developed.
Glad you like the last quote, Petey! And more especially I am really glad that you found so much comfort and happiness with your masseuse. 🙂
Thank you, kneel. I feel very blessed that I do have this kind of love in My life. I am aware that not everyone has this or feels that they have this in their life. And you know just how much I would LOVE you find and have this for yourself!!! W/we are both truly blessed to have all that we have together. I could not agree more!!! 🙂