First off we need to analyze the world UNCONDITIONAL in order to answer what is unconditional love. Without getting an actual dictionary definition, unconditional simply means, NO conditions. There doesn’t have to be one or more conditions present in order to show or be loved. Like for example in many relationships we see both in our personal life as well as on TV, a relationship is good when one or both of the people are doing something to make the other happy. Buying them gifts, giving them compliments or simply just when everything is going good.
When this is happening the relationship is doing good, or so it looks. But as soon as the gifts stop coming, one person is having a bad week so the compliments stop flowing, or some fight sets things off. Then all bets are off. The relationship falls apart because the conditions on which it was created upon are now gone.
Unconditional love can be linked most closely to the world altruism, which is the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of another.
But unconditional love needs to conditions to love someone. It is the pure and prime example of “til death due us part.” Now I am not saying that loving someone unconditionally means that you have to be with them forever, not at all. Often times relationships are better and are able to show more unconditional love when they are apart.
Unconditional love is loving and supporting someone through thick and thin. No matter how good or bad they look or are acting. Good and bad days. Pretty and ugly. Funny and grumpy. You take the person as they are from day to day. You respect them enough to know that they are human and love them through this thing called life.
Now anything less than this is a false relationship. It isn’t based on true unconditional love. And in my honest opinion, should be ran away from as fast as possible. Or at least communicated about so that the two people can find ways that they can better love the other unconditionally.
But in a true and unconditionally loving relationship it gives us an opportunity to grow. It is like the person who was born with a silver spoon in their mouth and never learns the hard knocks of life. And when something happens, all goes to hell.
The same is true about conditional relationships. Everything is great until the honeymoon phase is over and it crumbles to the ground. Because the foundation is weak or never even laid.
But in an unconditionally loving relationship we learn the true meaning of love. Growing ourselves and our ability to love more and more unconditionally.
Never being possess, but instead giving freedom to one to be exactly who they are and desire to be. Not who we desire them to be or how we want them to act.
But how do you go about loving someone unconditionally? Well below I talk about how we can better do so, so that we can create rich, loving and accepting relationships in any area of life you choose to do so.
Enjoy my friends.
How To Love Unconditionally (17 Practical Tips)
Before we get into this article, I just want to state that if there is abuse in a relationship, to get out. I am not supporting physical or emotional abuse in a relationship or saying that unconditional love means being with this person NO MATTER WHAT.
That is not unconditional love. You can love someone more deeply in dysfunctional scenarios by leaving and supporting them from afar.
Ok now that this is out of the way, we can jump into ways we can love more unconditionally!
Love What You Hate
Often times people do things in our lives that we absolutely despise. Can’t stand. And would love it if they didn’t do so. But again this is a condition that you want in order to make the person more lovable to you. More perfect in your idea of what YOU want them to be. Instead of accepting them as they are.
When you find things about people that set you off, people that you care about, acknowledge them. Don’t just try to force change on the person or telling them that you hate when they do “said thing”. Instead learn to love that quality about them. Let go of you need to change them. Love is patient and doesn’t judge. Start by accepting that trait as the way the person is. That just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean it NEEDS to change.
Then learn to love them for it. Love the “bad” quality just as much as you would love the good one. Even tell them that it pisses you off but you love them anyway. And that you are leaning to make it into your favorite quality. This shift in mindset will allow you to get out of simply reacting to it. And learn to accept the person more so. Which true acceptance is synonymous with love.
Love Yourself Unconditionally
Also, the best way to start loving others unconditionally is to love yourself unconditionally. We need to start right where we are. In order to love someone else, we need to feel that feeling which we are seeking to give.
It is similar to when someone is driving us nuts. We think it is them driving us nuts, but it is really just something within us that we need to deal with. Something that we need to get past so that we aren’t set off by this other persons actions. It all starts from within.
So in every way shape and form, seek ways each day in which you can give yourself unconditional love.
What Would A Mother Do?
A mothers love is someone spectacular and almost other worldly. They love us even when we are not lovable. They are patient and kind and accept us as we are. So in order to love someone unconditionally, we need to act like a mother in a way. Loving the people around us even when they aren’t lovable. That is the best way I know how to show unconditional love. Loving someone, supporting someone when they aren’t lovable, instead of only loving them when they are.
It is like when they cry for hours but a mother continues to nurture them. Until we finally settle down. Well we are are still big cry babies. Yeah we don’t often actually get the water works going. But we cry in different ways. When the people do so in our life, love them through it until they settle down.
Work Things Out When Leaving Is The Easy Option
When things don’t go the way we plan, we want to cut out. Get away from it all. But when this happens next, don’t run away. Stick it out. Push through the feeling of wanting the other person to change or adapt to the way you want them to be. Communicate that they are pissing you off, but tell them that you love them even though they are doing “said thing”.
Often times this diffuses the other persons actions because it is showing them that you love them no matter what. This display of unconditional love will make the person rethink what makes you mad. So both of you will actually grow from the experience.
Agree to disagree. But still stay there, both physically and emotionally. Show unconditional love in your stubborness to stay and tough it out with them through thick and thin.
Do so IN SPITE OF. One of the best ways to put unconditionally love. The meaning of this is the world “despite” which means “Without being affected by”. Loving someone no matter what, and not having your levels of love be affected by anything.
Know That We Are Only Human
When we love conditionally, we love the person when they are being congruent with how we want to see them. We love the image of ourselves that the other person is reflecting. Which is often the case when someone is tying to fit themselves in a box that someone has created or wants them to be in.
Like the person who is going to school because their parents want them to. Not because they want to. Or going into a profession their parents want them to go into. Instead of living a life of passion in a career they love.
But at the end of the day, we are all human. We all desire to be loved but have things in us that set other people off. To love someone unconditionally is to know that fact that we are only human. We are “flawed” so to say. Hard to love at times. But looking at the people in our lives with this attitude will help us love them more unconditionally. Seeing that we, even OURSELVES, are not perfect. And that in order to show unconditional love, we need to accept this fact.
Love With The Heart
We have a head and a heart. Conditional love comes from the head. It is filled with all the programs of what love is and should be. Who we and other people should be and do and act like in order to be more lovable. The brain serves a great purpose. But it doesn’t know unconditional love.
Only the heart does. And when we use our heart to love instead of our head, we access our true unconditionally loving nature. Something that even the greatest mystics have said is our true nature.
So literally think with your heart next time you seek to love unconditionally. Direct your attention lower, to your heart and away from your head.
When we criticize someone, we are leaving them feeling worse than before. When we use constructive criticism the person leaves feeling better than before. As simply as that. In order to show unconditional love, we need to show people that we are trying to better them. Not tear them down. The best way to show constructive criticism is to come from
Push Past Feelings Of Weakness
Often times we stop ourselves from loving ourselves completely because we don’t want to feel vulnerable. We don’t want to look weak. Or even more so, get hurt. We give just enough to show love but not too much, in order to stay safe and not open ourselves up too much.
When we stop being reserved with the amount of love we offer to the people in our live, we open up a reservoir. We tap an unending supply of unconditional love.
Even if you were hurt in the past. Push past the feeling of reserving your love. Everyone was hurt at one time or another when it comes to love. But don’t let it keep you from living a life full of unconditional love.
Allow yourself to open up completely without the fear of getting hurt. Or it not getting returned. If you were rejected at some point in life, it most likely wasn’t personal as rejection rarely is. It was most likely something the other person was going through that made them reject you.
Ask yourself this: Would you rather play it safe and not love fully and get by unhurt? Or live life completely opened up to giving unconditional love with the potential of getting hurt? Getting to a place where you can honestly answer the second question with a YES will show that you are ready and willing to give and receive unconditional love.
You also can’t receive unconditional love if you are not willing to give it. What we give out comes back. So by closing yourself off to it, you will sabotage opportunities to receive unconditional love. Hence living a life of neutrality. Which to me is an incredibly boring existence.
Learn From Conditional Love
We have all been victim to being loved conditionally. It is a horrible feeling once your realize it is taking place. We are all most likely guilty of loving conditionally. But these are great opportunities to learn from. Think about the times where you were loved conditionally or loved conditionally. And do the exact opposite when you are looking to give your love unconditionally.
For example when someone was loving you conditionally, they probably wanted and expected you to act in a certain way. Look a certain way or dress the way they expected and wanted you to. Maybe the forced their opinions on you. And were only happy and loving when you were agreeing with them.
Or they even went as far as to do something to make you jealous to see how much you really cared about them
These are traits of conditional love. That we can learn from and do the exact opposite for the people we want to provide unconditional love to.
So when giving unconditional love, we are loving a person for everything we want them to be and everything we don’t want them to be. It is all the same. You are loving them completely. And if you can’t do so, then this person doesn’t mean enough to you to show them unconditional love.
Learning from times we were acted with conditional love can also make us see how fake it was. How fake it felt and how it is really a waste of living. Both for you and the person you were giving it to.
You can’t live a full life this way. It is a selfish way to live and is an insult to people and an insult to us when we are experiencing it.
Be all in or all out. All in is unconditional love.
Back To Basics (Wedding Vows)
There may be no better way to describe unconditional love than wedding vows, which can apply to all relationships in your life. In some way, shape or form. And those vows are:
“I,____, take you, ____, the be my (Husband, Wife). I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.”
“I, ____, take you, ____ to be my lawfully wedded (Husband/Wife), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.”
These vows here represent what true love is. What unconditional love is. It is being there for someone no matter what. Sticking it out. Being loyal. Being true. And being there no matter how good or how bad things get. No matter if we are homeless or the richest person on Forbes list. Sick in the hospital or in perfect health. It is what, in my opinion, all people are truly seeking and the thing that feels best when we give it.
True unconditional love transcends everything. And is right there during all the emotional and physical highs and lows that life throws at us. If we so do choose to love unconditionally.
Be A Good Listener
Being a good listener allows you to show unconditional love. But being a good listener means listening without reservation. Listening to someone with the intention of responding to what they are actually saying. Not what you think they mean or think they are saying. It is being present completely when they are talking. Devoting your energy to them and only them. By listening to people, you are putting your selfish ambitions aside. As most of what talking is is ego centric. But by letting the other person talk and you just listen, you are implementing unconditional love.
Don’t Have Preconceived Ideas of What It Is
Often times we think love is the butterflies we feel when we are falling in love. Or what movies have taught us about what love is or looks like. And when it doesn’t look or feel that way, then something must be wrong. But real love isn’t really a feeling that changes. It is a consistent feeling that is unwavering. It has no highs or lows, it just IS. It comes from a place deep within, that transcends normal emotions. It is, in and of itself, part of our true spiritual nature.
So do away with what mainstream media or romantic comedies have taught us about what love is or looks like. This is all smoke and mirrors. Instead love know that it is something that never changes or is influenced. It is something deeper.
So a big part of loving unconditionally is to not try to create it or make it similar to an example that we have seen on TV. Real love is something we feel deeply within. We can’t create it. It creates itself.
Seek To Strengthen Relationships During Tough Times
A fake and fragile relationship will fall apart during the rough times. It is not based on true love if it does. You can show unconditional love by creating a stronger relationship during tough times. If your loved one or friend is going through tough times, be relentless in your approach to being there for them. Call them, text them and even show up at their house or work. Be there for them even more than you are during the good times. This is how you show someone that you love them unconditionally. Be there so much that when the tough time is over, you will have created a stronger relationship.
There may be no better way to show unconditional love than through the actions of volunteering your time. Although it is still a great act to give away your money, giving your time has more of an impact on how you feel. As well as the people you are giving your time to.
Through acts of volunteering, true unconditional love permeates through. The feeling your get reminds you exactly what unconditional love feels like. As well as encourages you to give more of your time more often.
It represents unconditional love as you are stepping out of the world of your own needs. And putting all of your attention on someone else’s. You are feeling someone’s pain in a sense. Which is the highest form of emotional empathy. Which is a big dynamic of unconditional love.
Embrace Other Peoples Happiness
We have all been in that situation or scenario when someone is happy and we are happy for them. The more happy and the more we smile the more we do so. We are taking part in their happiness. Their happiness is ours and vice versa. This is true unconditional love.
It is also one of the highest forms of support you can give someone. So whenever someone you care about in your life is happy about someone, celebrate it with them. Be just as ecstatic or even more ecstatic over their win.
It is becoming one with someone. Even when people are sad too. Whatever emotion someone you love is going through. Be there with them. Feel it and show you feel it. You become that person in a sense. Seeing the world through their eyes.
Give Love To Those Who Don’t Deserve It
The greatest test isn’t to give love unconditionally to those who mean a lot to us already. The ultimate test is to do so to those who don’t deserve it. And now it isn’t to do so to let them off the hook. It isn’t because they deserve it at all. It is a test, that which if we pass, we will learn unconditional love. And be better able to give it to those who really deserve it.
So next time someone cuts you off in traffic. Or gives you attitude for no reason, simply love them. Say it out loud if you are in the car. Or say it in your head. You will notice how your anger dissipates. As love is a higher energy than hate. It will cancel our your anger. And you will have passed the test!
Put Your Pride Aside
Pride has no place when it comes to unconditional love. Pride is a negative emotion that blocks higher levels of consciousness. When you love someone, even if you they are wrong, you put your will and want to win out of it.
What matters more? You winning an argument or simply letting them win to show you that you love them?
When we set our pride aside, we show people that we don’t care about being right. Which is something we all struggle with. Which when one sees this, they can’t help but noticing how much you care.
Show people you love them by throwing away your need to be right.
Also, if someone hurts you, put aside your need to hurt them back. It is true unconditional love by doing this. Not that you have to keep them in your life. You just care about the person enough to not want to inflict the same pain they did to you.
Don’t Keep Track
Often times we think that if someone did something for us, then we will do it for them. This is conditional love. Do things for people without expectation of anything in return. Also do things for people even if they didn’t do the thing you want them to do. This is an excellent form and way of showing unconditional love.
Want The Best For Them
The ultimate showing of love is wanting the best for someone. Truly wanting the absolute best. Not what you think is best. But the absolute best. Wanting them to achieve even more than you want to. Wanting them to reach their absolute potential in every single area of this life.
Support Them Even When They Are Wrong
Another great form of unconditional love and loyalty is supporting someone even when they are wrong. Backing them up when they are being attacked for doing something that was dumb or uncalled for. Having their back and then discussing later where they could have done better.
It is unconditional loyalty. Not just supporting them when the look right and look good. But when they are completely wrong and have egg on their face. Having their back when it not only doesn’t look good for them, but doesn’t look good for you.
3 Examples Of Unconditional Love (Stories Of Unconditional love)
Prodigal Son In The Bible
I am not an expert on the Bible in anyway, but I always think about this story when I think about unconditional love. The Prodigal Son. The story was told by Jesus whom talked about how a father had two sons. One day one of the boys asked if the father could give him his inheritance, essentially the money he would get if the father were to pass away.
The father decided that the kids could have the money and gave it two them in two even halves.
The younger one moved to a different country with no intention of returning. He ended up spending all of the money. Blew it away.
He became so broke at one point that he got a job feeding pigs. But was so hungry and so poor that he tried to eat the pig food before getting caught by the boss.
He realized that back home, even the people that worked for his father had more food than they needed. Here he was wandering through the streets nearly starving to death.
He made the decision to go back and tell his father that he was unworthy of being called his son and had sinned against his father and God. And hoped he would hire him to work for him.
As he neared the farm, the father could see him in the distance but was too far away to tell that is was his son. As the boy approached, he expected his father would be ashamed of him.
But as the father ended up seeing who it was, he shouted out ” My son! My son! You are finally home!” The son was still so ashamed and kept apologizing. But the father would have none of it. The father called the servants to bring the best robes to put on him. Put a ring on this fingers and sandals on his feet. Then proceeded to slaughter the biggest calf and threw a part to celebrate that his son was lost and now is found.
This is unconditional love.
If you haven’t seen the movie, it is awesome but incredibly sad. If you aren’t familiar with Hachi, well he is actually sort of a national hero in Japan. But the true story of Hachiko goes as follows. Eizaburo Ueno, a professor of agricultural science at Tokyo University in Japan adopted a dog named Hachiko.
He nicknamed him Hachi which the owner and the dog soon became great friends. He was said to have loved his dog more than anything in the world and treated him as his son.
As the dog aged, he would go to see his owner off to work in the morning at Shibuya Train Station in central Tokyo. This is where Mr. Ueno would pick up Hachi when he returned from work.
This went on for some time. But one day Hachi’s owner never showed up. Which it turned out that he had a cerebral hemorrhage that day and died unexpectedly while he was at work.
Hachi ended up being adopted by a former gardener of the Ueno Family. But through the rest of his life, 10 years, he would keep going to the same train station and spot where Mr. Ueno would get off in the afternoon precisely at the time the train was due to stop.
Each day he would sit there for hours waiting for the return of his owner. Who unfortunately never came back.
This is true unconditional love, devotion and loyalty. Which is rewarded by Hachi having his own statue at the train station in Japan where 100’s of people come and visit the statue daily to take a picture with it.
Almost act as if you don’t exist when loving someone. Completely keep your attention outside yourself.
When it comes down to it, we are so consumed with ourselves. We often forget there are other people with real problems. Just as bad or even worse than ours. But when we actually love unconditionally, our world drops away and we are completely consumed with the other. person. Simply forget your ego desires even exist and truly be consumed with the presence, desires and motives of the other person.
Think of it as true self sacrifice, the ultimate form of unconditional love. You sacrifice your need to express and talk about yourself for the need for the other to do so.
Laura and Jonathan Neal Grant
Jonathan Neal Grant is a former Navy Seal who was in a car accident. It left him in a temporary coma. Which when he came to, he could no longer move most of his body due to a severe brain injury.
He is now confined to a wheel chair. But his wife is a pilates coach and she uses her craft to help him regain some basic motor functions. She says she massages his feet every night because in pilates they always start form the feet up.
She says that the things she has leaned through her pilates has also enabled her to create physical therapy techniques or her own that she is using to help her husband.
This is a woman who married a completely different man. But regardless of the new circumstances, not only stayed with him. But is doing her best everyday to use what she has to create a better life for her husband. And help him heal.
This is a beautiful example of what unconditional love is. And a true story that we can all learn from and implement in our own lives.
Lowering The Paralytic Man Through The Roof (Luke 5:17-39)
The biblical story is so powerful. People can to be healed by Jesus. One was a paralytic man of whom was carried by his friends on a stretcher. The place was so packed that they we unable to get to Jesus. So this friends literally ripped a whole in the room over where Jesus stood. They lowered him through the roof to Jesus. Where the man was eventually healed because the saw the faith of the man, which He rewarded.
These friends loved their friend so much that they were willing to do anything to get him healed. Including tearing up a building. This is such a great example of unconditional love and loyalty.
General Examples Of Unconditional Love
- Simply any dog who waits for his owner to get home and loves them for exactly who they are. No matter what they look like, smell like, tall or short, fat or skinny, educated or uneducated.
- A couple who keeps going to marriage counseling because they don’t want to give up on their love and marriage.
- A devoted religious person devoted to their God.
- It is a wife or husband who faithfully stays with their mate after getting in a car accident to where they are physically harmed beyond their normal physical function.
- A relationship that strengthens when times get rough, instead of falling apart.
- Giving someone the last slice of the pizza.
- It is a family who still loves their offspring after being hooked on drugs.
- It is a family who doesn’t judge their offspring for getting bad grades or failing out of school.
81 Quotes About Unconditional Love
- “I don’t want someone who sees the good about me, I want someone who see’s the bad and still loves me.”
- “I don’t need someone perfect. I need someone who loves me, respects me, cares for me, understands me.”
- “I don’t need a perfect relationship. I just need someone who won’t give up on me.”
- “The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren’t very lovable.”
- “I’m not a perfect person. I make a lot of mistakes. But still, I love those people who stay with me after knowing how I really am.”
- “Find a heart that loves you at your worst, and arms that will hold you at your weakest.”
- “To love a person is to see all of their magic and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.”
- “Let someone love you just the way you are. As flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel and as unaccomplished ash you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.” – Marc Hack
- “When someone else’s happiness is your happiness, that is love.” – Lana Del Rey
- “Someone who really loves you, sees what a mess you can be, how moddly you can get, how hard you are to handle, but still wants you.”
- “Unconditional love never fails any test. It can struggle, but the bond cannot be broken.”
- “The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.”
- “Love is an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person. To love somebody isn’t just a strong feeling. It is a decision, a judgement and a promise.”
- “Love a person the way they need to be loved, not the way you want to love. It’s not about you. Love is selfless, not selfish.” – Tony Gaskins
- “Love is not “if” or “because”. Love is “anyway” and “even though” and “in spite of”
- “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become and still gently allows you go grow.”
- “Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It’s not ‘I love you for this or that reason, no ‘I love you if you love me.’ It’s love for no reason, love with an object.” – Ram Dass
- “Missing you is my hobby, caring for you is my job, making you happy is my duty and loving you is my life.”
- “Thte beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit out our image. Otherwise we love only the reflection in ourselves we find in them.” – Thomas Merton
- “I I were asked to define – motherhood – I would have defined it as love in it’s purest form. Unconditional love.”
- “I take you to be my best friend. My faithful partner and my one true love. I promise to encourage you and inspire you and to love you truly through good times and bad. I will forever be there to laugh with you, to lift you up when you are donw and to love you unconditionally though all of our adventures of life together.”
- “The measure of love is love without measure.”
- “Spend your time on those that love you unconditionally. Don’t waste it on those that only love you when the conditions are right for them.”
- “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs, the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and love you no matter what.”
- “One of the greatest things in life is finding someone who knows all you mistakes and differences and still things you amazing.”
- “Give love and unconditional acceptance to those you encounter and notice what happens.” – Wayne Dyer
- “I fell in love with you. Not for how you look, just for who you are.”
- “Love me without restriction, trust me without fear, want me without demand, accept me for who I am.”
- “Unconditional love is our birthright. Not judgement or condemnation and there’s nothing we need to do to earn it. This is simply who and what we are.” – Anita Moorjani
- “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply. Without problems, or pride. I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this.” – Pablo Neruda
- “There should be no definition of unconditional love because anything less than unconditional love is not love at all.”
- “When the beauty of your soul kisses your heart, you will know true love. It’s bliss and unconditional sweetness will leave you forever changed.” – Judy Secore
- “I have looked at you in millions of ways and I have loved you in each.” – Haiku
- “I do not want to change anything in you, I love you the way you are.”
- “Love is unconditional, relationships are not.” – Grant Gudmundson
- “I think perfect love is anytime you love unconditionally, without concern for personal gain.’ – Erin McCarthy
- “Intense love does not measure, it just gives joy.” – Mother Teresa
- “Love those who love you when have nothing to offer but your company.”
- “If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly, but it’s still worth it.” – C.S. Lewis
- “If someone really loves you, no matter how many other people they meet, their feelings for you wouldn’t change. A real lover can’t be stolen.”
- “The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
- “When you are weak, I will be strong. When you can’t go on, I will carry you. I will never abandon you. You will never be alone. When tomorrow comes, I will love you more than today. Throughout your lifetime, there will by many things you will doubt. But I promise you, one of those things will never be me.”
- “To know him fully to love him unconditionally, to respect him always, to forgive him often, to embrace him closely. This is the gift of marriage.”
- “Love can never possess. Love is giving freedom to the other. Love is an unconditional gift. It is not a bargain.” – Osho
- “Love is true when you allow yourself to take it all in, without hesitation, without inhibition, without reservation, no looking book, no holding back, no turning back.”
- “Unconditional love is loving someone beyond their limits, and yours.”
- “Unconditional love is loving your kids for who they are, not for what they do. It isn’t something you will achieve every minute of every day. But it is the thought we msut hold in our hearts every day.”
- “I love you enough to fight for you, compromise for you, and sacrifice myself for you if need be. Enough to miss you incredibly when we’re apart, no matter what length of time it is for and regardless of the long distance. Enough to believe in our relationship. To stand by it through the worst of times. To have faith in our strength as a couple, and to never give up on us. Enough to spend the rest of my life with you. To be there for you when you need or want me, and never ever want to leave you, or to live without you. I love you this much.”
- “The say that love is blind. I disagree. Infatuation is blind, love is all-seeing and accepting. Love is seeing all the flaws and blemishes and accepting the, Love is accepting the bad habits and mannerisms, and working around them. Love is recognizing all the fears and insecurities, and knowing your role is to comfort. Love is working through all the challenges and painful times. Infatuation is fragile and will shatter when life is not perfect. Love is strong and it strengthens because it is real.”
- “Unconditional love is when you would wholeheartedly do anything for someone. You would do it without them even asking. You would do it because you want to, because they mean that much to you. And what a beautiful feeling that is, to have found someone worth being vulnerable for.”
- “I promise to love who you are not who you promise to be.”
- “The only way love can last is if it is true and pure.”
- “True love neither demands nor possesses. It loves without expectations and desires.”
- “The only way love can last a lifetime is if it is unconditional.”
- “I don’t want someone who sees the good about me. I want someone who sees the bad and still loves me.’
- “You come to love not by finding the perfect person. But by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.”
- “It’s God’s unconditional love that reaches out to soften even the hardest of hearts.” – Ezekiel 36:26
- “Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.”
- “Even after all this time, the Sun never says to the Earth ‘You owe me’. Look what happens with a love like that. It lights up the whole sky.”
- “If you love someone, tell him or her. Forget about the rules or the fear of looking ridiculous. What is truly ridiculous is passing up on an opportunity to tell someone that your heart is invested in him or her.”
- “Love was never meant to be easy. People fight. People make mistakes. People walk out then run back. But when it comes to love, there is no limit to what you would do for one another. It’s a lot harder to stay together, then to fall apart. But with your love for one another being unconditional, will make it worth every second.”
- “One of the greatest things in life is finding someone who knows all of your mistakes and differences and still thinks you are absolutely amazing.”
- “When you love someone, you can’t classify what you love about them because its everything. When you truly love someone, you’re happy when they’re happy and sad when they’re sad.” – Dayton Sprague
- “If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, your not worthy. Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley
- “Almost all of you misunderstood what unconditional love is. Unconditional love is holding vibrational alignment with who you are no matter what is going on around you.” – Abraham Hicks
- “To be brave, is to love someone unconditionally. Without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage because we don’t want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.” – Madonna
- “Love is an unconditional commitment to selflessly serve. Truthfully communicate. Fearlessly protect. Gracefully forgive, compassionately heal, and enduringly remain in relationships with and for the sake of another.” – Dave Willis
- “I never apologize for thinking differently. Feeling deeply and unconditionally.”
- “Believe it or not, your body has nothing but unconditional love for you. The proof? Without any effort on your part, your heart is beating. Your lungs are breathing and the rhythm of life is graciously flowing through you every second of every day, unconditionally.” – Elaine Moran
- “Dad was the pitching coach, while mom was the emotional supporter. Her unconditional love was great and she wanted what was the best for me.” – Jennie Finch
- “When you give and expect in return, that’s an investment. But when you give and expect nothing, that’s pure love.”
- “Unconditional love, in it’s 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 feel any other way toward a person.”
- “The only way you love can last a lifetime, it it’s unconditional. The truth is this, love is not determined by the one being loved, but rather by the one choosing to love.” – Stephen Rendrick
- “Love doesn’t care about age or race or religion. It doesn’t care whether the other person loves you back or not. All it knows is what feels right.”
- “Real love begins where nothing is expected in return.”
- “Everyone says that love hurts, but that’s not true. Loneliness hurts. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Everyone confuses these things with love. But in reality, love is the only thing in this world that covers up all the pain and makes us feel wonderful again.”
- “The light of unconditional love awakes the dormant seed potentials of the soul. Helping them ripen, blossom and bear fruit. Allowing us to bring forth the unique gifts that are ours to offer in this life.” – John Welwood
- “The one thing everybody’s looking for is unconditional love. We all need somebody to love us just the way we are.” – Joyce Meyer
- “If you have ever experienced unconditional love, you would know the reassuring embrace of it’s truth. The surrender of it’s omnipresent trust and compassion. And the absence of selfish expectations. You would cherish the comfort of deep friendship. You would know that it is love without the rules and narcissistic stipulations that come from the mind and judgement. You would know that this kind of transformational love isn’t as rare as some might think. And it’s not necessarily once in a life time occurrence. It just takes two people who believe that going through the motions is not love. Who believe that the authentic unconditional love is always a possible and worthwhile goal.” – Jim Mcharg
- “Love me without restriction. Trust me without fear. Want me without demand, accept me for who I am.”
- “The greatest single cause of a poor self image is unconditional love.” – Zig Ziglar