Unconditional Love – An Oxymoron


L-O-V-E, a four letter word that has ruled the world since its existence. Thousands of books have been published to clarify its importance. Hefty amount of movies has been made on the very topic, trying to elucidate the true meaning of love. but, all in vain.
The reason behind inability to explain it in true words is that love is not a scientific process that can be corroborated by trials. It is not a prerogative of authors, poets or other specialists related to any field to articulate a comprehensive definition of love, because – it can never be explained but experienced.
Every individual has different experience of it, hence, they give different meanings to it. For some it is life, for others it’s a havoc. The essence of love is universal, every other person in one way or another has tasted it. Be it a beggar lying on pavements or a capitalist dealing in monetary units, an illiterate layman or a learned specialist. Although, for some it proved out to be the best drink they ever had, while for other lot, it acted like a sip of poison that injured their souls for rest of their lives. Needless to say, love itself is docile, responsible for the former only. The latter is caused by the perpetrators of it.
Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. Whenever we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused. Therefore, it is essential to understand what love truly is, because it is inevitable.
The widely used phrase unconditional love is actually an oxymoron. Because, love with conditions, can be lust or infatuation or anything but love. If you love someone with greed of being loved back, you are on a wrong path. You can’t barter your emotions with others. The world is in misery for a very reason that people expect others to give them back what they have given them. Verily, expectations lead to disappointments and later on to depression.
Hence, if you love someone, love them without conditions and restrictions. In that way, you will be manifesting the love of God that is pure and untainted. Real love begins where nothing is expected in return. The measure of love is love without measure. Check for yourself, where your love stands.

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