So what’s wrong with conditional
love anyway? We see it everywhere
we look, so what could be wrong with it?
Imagine… that every time you pay
me fifty dollars, I tell you I love you.
We could do that all day, but at the end
of the day, would you feel loved?
No, because you’d know that I “loved” you only because you paid me.
Truth is, we simply can’t feel fulfilled by love we “pay for.”
We can feel loved only when it is freely, unconditionally given.
The instant we do anything at all to win the approval, acceptance or
respect of other people – with what we say, what we do, how we
look, etc. – we are paying for the attention and affection
we receive, and we can’t feel genuinely loved.