Many years ago a friend asked me the following question. Initially I was going to ignore the question because how does someone answer a question like this? My only other thought about it was, "Why is she asking ME!" I didn't consider it again but about a week later I was out running (yes, I used to jog back then), not thinking about anything, & suddenly this huge profound answer dropped into my mind. "That's it," I said to myself, "That's what Unconditional Love is." I believe it to be Divine inspiration because this clarity came out of nowhere & I have never heard Love put this way before so I know it didn't originate from me. I immediately stopped & went home & began to type into my computer the following insight. Over the years I've shared this with many others & at workshops & it seems to resonate with others. I hope that it is helpful to you too. Just Love,
THE QUESTION:I've come across an interesting term, and wonder if I can tap into your wordsmith skills for assistance? How do you define "unconditional friendship?" How do you think one practices such a thing? If you've got the time, I'd appreciate your input. Peace & Love,
MY RESPONSE:I smell more! I see unconditional love & unconditional friendship as the same. But, based on what you've given me (& what my Heart is prompting me to respond with) I offer the following as the three parts of what constitutes unconditional love, which I think generally apply except in a few rare cases (like a marriage partner or with our children):...