When you love someone, you require nothing in return.
True love is felt and bequeathed.
You have no need to receive. Your love does not fade even when you receive the opposite of what you have offered.
True love is when you simply love.
If you are pleased with what you receive in return, that is wonderful.
But it should not depend on this.
Those who are constantly making demands, who need others to do things in order to be able to love, do not really love.
They have a distorted view of how they would like their love to be.
This is not love. It is an illusion.
Those who require others to do certain things, or say certain things, and be a certain type of person are just being manipulative.
This is not love. It is control.
Those who truly love feel that their love is unconditional.
Theirs is a pure love, genuine and devoid of “ifs” and “buts”.
They simply love.
Just like me.
Just as I love you.