Just what is ‘unconditional love?’ People often refer to it as a virtuous element of love but that almost sounds unachievable. Most often, the term is used to describe the love that exits between parents … most often the mother … and their child. The significance of this description is that no matter what that child might do, ultimately, the love that is felt overcomes the consequences of whatever that act might entail.
What I just presented is a concept of unconditional love in an abstract manner. However, what might be some more tangible evidence of this kind of love? In my way of thinking it is this. Should a child, spouse, parent or another person who is deeply loved in a person’s life become incapacitated and require care … perhaps extensive care … that care is given without even a second thought. Oftentimes, the result of such a scenario is that the person rendering the care is in danger of potential burnout. However, that isn’t the issue in this type of relationship. That danger is not even given a second thought.
There is no sense of hesitation, remorse or a sense of feeling forced. The acts of love that follow in whatever needs to be done to help that person are unequivocally performed without any regrets or frustration. It is not a sense of duty or charity. It is the unlimited expression of love itself that becomes the driving force. A sense of love that is so deep that it is almost indescribable. The manner in which it is expressed always contains a smile and a sense of bringing a sense of healing to the receiver. The guilt that the receiver might feel is quickly dispensed with and replaced with feelings of encouragement, hopefulness and closeness. I know of no more significant proof of unconditional love.
(16 May 2012)
Both as a consultant and author, Charles Bonasera’s story-telling have motivated people to change patterns and resolve problems in their lives. All of his books contain valuable, practical lessons that people can easily apply to bettering and managing their lifestyles. He has also written a myriad of articles which can be found on his website at www.charlesmbonasera.com.