We, as humans, have made love conditional. See if any of these statements feel or sound familiar:
“I love you. Be careful.”
“I’d love him/her more if only he/she did (or didn’t) do...”
“I’d love you if you’d stop nagging me!”
Seriously, do any of those remotely sound like love to you? Me neither. As humans, we each have an ego. Egos run amuck and have made love conditional and unconditional. But real love, unconditional love, is pure. Love is honest, sweet, deep, intense, lollipops and rainbows, fireworks, joy and oh so much more.
Love is not conditional. No conditions are ever put on love, unless a human puts it there.
Think of it this way - if you have a pet, does it put any demands on you? Well, besides being fed, loved on and the periodic brushing? Probably not. He or she is ecstatic that you are simply in their life. Period. That is love at its purest level. Your pet lights up when you walk in the room, even if you have only been gone for a few moments. They go berserk (okay, my dog Gabi does) at the mere mention of going for a walk.
Try this - for a few days when you say "I love you" to someone, do you wish to keep talking by adding a condition on it? We do it more often than we realize. Since I’ve noticed this, I have found I will literally cover my mouth to quiet myself and let love do its thang with no strings attached.
Give it a heartfelt whirl and let me know how it went!