My definition of unconditional love? Alright!
I’ll tell you first what ‘unconditional love’ means to me.
It means, wanting someone’s happiness for ever, whether it involves you or not.
It means, wanting the best things for someone, even if you’re not the one they share it with.
It means, keeping someone in your prayers. Always.
It means, just knowing that that person is out there, alive, and happy, is enough for you. Maybe with someone else. But she/he is happy. That is all you need to know.
It means, willing to work things out with someone whatever be it.
It means, accepting the fact that you don’t need to be with someone to love them.
It means, loving someone from a distance, selflessly.
It means, loving someone without any conditions. It is saying, ‘Come what may, I will always love you.’ ‘You will always have me, with you.’ ‘I will always be there for you.’
It means, saying deep in your heart that, ‘Even if you called 6 months later, at 3 AM, I’d still answer. I’ll always care.’
Unconditional love does not mean losing yourself in the name of love. It means, loving yourself so much that it gives you an immense power to love someone without any conditions. It does not mean letting someone disrespect you or take you for granted, because you love them. It means, respecting yourself so much that it gives you strength to walk away when you’re not being respected, and still not lose on the love you have for that person.
You don’t teach yourself unconditional love. It comes on its own. A lot of it depends on your nature and the kind of love you’ve experienced at your home. A lot of it also depends on your maturity and your understanding of love.
Unconditional love means different things to different people. Some even say, there’s no such love that is unconditional. Look at your parents. Nobody can teach you how to love without any conditions than your own parents who have been doing it for so many years.
I’ve experienced it, and one thing I learnt is –
When you love a person unconditionally, you give them a part of your soul forever. It’s theirs. You don’t lose yourself, but you just know, that a little part of you is lost in that person. Forever.
This is my definition of unconditional love.
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HI! I’m Shivam Patel, ‘The Monotonous Panda’.
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