Loving without expectations is loving unconditionally; that is without expecting anything back. It is a form of love which is highly underrated and often misunderstood.
Now let’s take a look at what it means to love without expectation:
When we love without expectation, we put ourselves out there in the spotlight and even when it seems like we’re walking on a tightrope, wondering if this is the moment we slip or fall, we persist. This confidence is borne out of the belief that we have nothing to lose.
When we love without expectation, we don’t expect anything back nor ruminate on the fact that our affection is not being reciprocated. It doesn’t matter if it seems like we care more than they do or that they don’t initiate sweet prose or give complimentary thoughts like we do. We don’t mind their flaws, difficulties or past mistakes because we want all of them anyway, wholly and entirely.
We wear our hearts on our sleeve, we convey our honesty and take responsibility for the success of the relationship. We take away our capacity for regret and eliminate those pesky “what if’s” at the back of our minds.
When we love without expectation, we are ourselves authentically. We are vulnerable, and we are strong. We yearn, we smile, we miss, we cry – we are human. This is nothing to shudder or be ashamed about, it’s bold, and it’s the antithesis of fear.
Loving without expectations is not exclusive to persons we desire romantic relationships with. It is something we should share with everyone, regardless of their status and level of familiarity we share with them. Unselfish love is what it is, unselfish and it is expressed for everyone around us, animals included. A show of kindness, mercy, care or a word of concern are ways in which we can express love. We don’t expect to get anything back, even a word of gratitude is too much of a reward. Unselfish love is borne out of a realization that our purpose is to serve humanity.
Embarking on this journey of self-sacrificing and unselfish love is easy and even easier with proper guidance. We would appreciate an opportunity to help you on this journey and teach you the fundamentals of how to love unselfishly so please contact us at Nelumbo Consultancy today. We look forward to hearing from you. Take action today and you will be glad you did.