Unconditional love helped me go through many years of abuse, domestic violence – God’s unconditional love, unconditional love of my friends, and gradually I learned to love myself with God’s help. That is why I want to profess unconditional love – give it, embrace it. That is a great solution for many problems. Unconditional love is found in parents for their children, though its not always guaranteed with everyone, nonetheless it is a guaranteed when it comes to God’s unconditional love for each of us.
In these divided times, often, we choose to hate instead of talking to each other, instead we can forgive one another for having differences, a big part of unconditional love. Many religions share the common belief of loving unconditionally, as God love us. Compassion allows us to love even those in opposition to us.
The Buddhist religion teaches about benevolent love – an unconditional love that requires considerable self-acceptance, an unselfish interest in the wellbeing of others.
The Christian religion, as shown in the New Testament, speaks of love – as it was written in Greek used 2 words of love – Agape – charitable, selfless, altruistic and unconditional love, love that is used to create goodness in the world; and Philia – brotherly love.
“Love is patient; love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4–7 (NIV)”
In Islam – In the Sahih Muslim Hadith, the Prophet Muhammad is reported to have said: “You will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another.”
It appears as though the universe pushes us to love each other.
The father of my daughter has taken me through 16 years of child custody battles. These were the hardest times of my life. I never attacked him, always defending myself, I forgive him. He used my daughter, against me, still does, especially now after the traumatic brain injury, she is highly influenceable. I’m not afraid of challenges. I love my daughter unconditionally despite the challenges that come my way, and I have learned to love her father, because I pray for him, that’s how unconditional love conquers all.
Aimee Cabo Nikolov is a Cuban American who has lived most of her life in Miami. She is a trained nurse and the president and owner of IMIC, Inc, a medical research company in Palmetto Bay. Aimee is also the author of “Love is the Answer God is the Cure”.