The myth of unconditional love

January.9. 2018

There is a myth that says love is unconditional, that you deserve love just by being you.

Because you’re special.

The world owes you everything and you owe it nothing.

This is part of our entitlement culture.

A culture based on taking and taking, and never giving back.

A culture that says you deserve everything in the world without having to work for it.

So for instance, you’ve probably heard that well-known admonishment, usually heard in the context of parental love but sometimes in personal relationships.

“If you don’t do this, I’ll ‘withdraw’ my love for you.”

There is nothing wrong with this admonishment—it is completely in line with the law of spiritual energy, that you don’t get what you don’t deserve.

But for some reason, this admonishment has been much maligned these days, usually by so-called ‘experts’ in the field of human psychology.

They call this being “manipulative.”

Far from being manipulative, the admonishment is more a reminder of the universal law of love, that in order to receive, you must first give.

The myth of entitled love, also known as unconditional love, is at the heart of the affluenza epidemic afflicting the young these days.

They have been indoctrinated from young that they deserve everything without having to give anything back.

In the real world, of course, the unwritten law of love is that it is reciprocative, it is a two-way street.

If you don’t send me love, don’t expect any love from me.

If you don’t support me, don’t expect me to support you.

If you don’t come to my concerts, don’t expect me to come to yours.

If you don’t scratch my back, don’t expect me to scratch yours.

If you don’t show your love for me by doing this, don’t expect me to continue to love you.

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