No Strings Attached

Love without strings. Now that’s a concept, and the way it’s supposed to be—right? It wasn’t all that long ago that I wrote about this very subject in “Unconditional Love and Acceptance.” But because we are facing rough times, and there seems to be so much anger flying around, it might do us all good to think about this again.

Loving each other, the planet we all share, and all of its beings without asking for something to be given in return. That’s pure acceptance and what love is all about.

“Give because you care, not because you want love, approval or a thank you in return. True acts of sharing are done without an agenda or strings attached.”

~ 10 Spiritual Principles of Kabbalah

Wouldn’t we all be much happier if we could take a breath, a step back, and live our lives with open arms of love, and not be so concerned about what’s in it for us? Not have so many rules and conditions for loving, but instead, practice tolerance and compassion for the existence of life itself.

“It is possible to live twenty-four hours a day in a state of love. Every movement, every glance, every thought and every word can be infused with love.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

What a great world it would be if only we could live our lives in love with no strings attached.

“A real relationship has fights. Has trust. Has faith. Has tears. Has hurt. Has sweet smiles. Has genuine laughter. Has weird, stupid, unnecessary arguments.”

~ Author Unknown

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9 thoughts on “No Strings Attached

  1. Joyful2bee says:

    So true. I pray that some day more if not all could live with love.

  2. That journey has great merit Michele, slowly building a wisdom within to find that unconditional love.
    All our relationships are given with great love, the good and the bad, so that we can see our fears (and the conditions that they bring), so that we will understand that it is only us that hold those things in place, and by going through them we will ‘see’ the why, and release them in that understanding.
    Until we ‘hold’ nothing there…but that love we have discovered within ourselves…an unconditional love.
    Great post Michele, and more understanding of our journey, and the key to our journey home 🙂

  3. smilecalm says:

    sweet un
    tanglement 🙂

  4. Monochrome nightmares says:

    A wonderful concept Michele 😀

  5. Inese Poga Art plus Life says:

    For that you need people who are not two-faced, not pretentious, who are genuine, honest and call things the right names. I was just watching a program on TV, and I thought why would they deliver so much lies? It’s always something behind the as-if-true-message since it’s always in somebody’s favor.
    These strings are nowadays attached to everything, people get even married because there is a promise of something else, not only love. They check out the bank accounts and properties first.
    We certainly should take a step back and re-learn the true values. Well, most lives are managed by convenient relationships, depend on favors and mutual helpfulness. This causes to say yes when one wants to scream no, and put on convenient smile when there is no reason for that.
    Some of us have had the stage of unconditional love and complete acceptance. However, isn’t that trying to mask the reality which is never perfect and isn’t supposed to be?
    There is too much diversity in moral values and the ways we understand love. I disagree with sacrificing in any way because every single person who is worth to be loved receives this love some time. Fake play and fake love ends soon. Love doesn’t tolerate everything and it shouldn’t. That opens the door for advantage takers when one side is in love unconditionally, but the other just uses that.
    I wish you lots of love! Abundance of it. To experience it every second.
    I always get love either through things I do or people who return these feelings, so I’m fine.

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