If you truly love someone does it have to be unconditional?

This story originally appeared on Guru and Me (Practical spirituality, Travel and Music to help you reduce stress and be extraordinary)

How do people in love express the emotion that they feel?

Love is one of the most powerful human emotions. Its incredible how almost everyone who has ever been in love describes the feeling as ‘feeling light, feeling beautiful’. Some people go to the extent of defining love as the most ‘in control’ they have ever felt about life.

A person in love starts seeing a better world

Being in love is extremely powerful. But if its truly the case then why is the world still fighting? Why do relationships break apart? Logically if love generates such positive feelings, every human must be in love.

The question asked by everyone who has ever tried giving their one hundred percent to hold their love together is, does my love have to be truly unconditional? What if I give 100 percent but my partner is putting in 80 percent, does it still count to be true love?

If you truly love someone does it have to be unconditional?

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, the Mystic gives an incredible answer to this question.

There is no such thing called conditional love or unconditional love. It is just that there are conditions and there is love.

The secret to an everlasting beautiful relationship!

Anyone can build everlasting relationships only if they understand there is love and there are conditions and both are two separate actions that you choose to take as a human. Beginning a relationship is a choice that you made. To sustain it again is a choice. If you burden it with conditions, you essentially are saying “if what I imagine is how it is, I will be happy, else this won’t work”.

Simply love. Instead of conditions, choose to build the greatest love story ever told. Write your own version of it. Imagine a chapter that says how beautiful it was because there were no conditions. Each one played their part and the other trusted that its the best of their ability and hence pitched in to build better.

Go write your chapter in your love story.

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Originally published at guruandme.co on March 3, 2016.

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