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 Free-At-Last
Joined: 7/15/2009
Msg: 3
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is there really a such thing "unconditional" love ?


Yes...but I don't believe it's attainable amongst humans. Too many expectations get in the way of acceptance.


if you disagree then produce one example of unconditional love.


I believe a dogs love for its master is unconditional.

ps. ever notice that GOD spelled backwards is DOG!!
 BlueEyes1712
Joined: 4/24/2008
Msg: 4
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unconditional love !!!!
Posted: 7/23/2009 6:37:07 AM
I have to agree with lapilot. I think the more we can love and be happy with that, the less the conditons take hold. I saw this great movie where two people were falling out in a relationship of marrage. By intervention one was convinced to save the relationship by taking on a 40 day task of doing things once a day to show his desire to continue the marrage. Both eventually consumated but it took dedicated working and understanding.
I think what was important is that they originally loved one another and they fell from that, they had to be reminded and awoken that that love was still part of them and always would be, connecting to that original love was and is the origin of making furture choices that will steer your future direction.
 I AM PAUL--
Joined: 7/14/2009
Msg: 6
unconditional love !!!!
Posted: 7/25/2009 8:36:01 AM
---I remember standing with my Bride listening to the Minister. I was looking at her and all kinds of thoughts were racing through my mind. The main thought was how much Love I had for her. One thought that I never will forget was , If she were to have an accident that left her paralyzed in a wheel chair....I knew I would take care of her for the rest of my/her days. Then the thought if she ever cheated...could I forgive her? I felt it would be difficult but I would try my best to forgive. These are a couple of examples. Now some of you might think easy to say this but in reality would it be different. I can't answer that. I also believe that just because you Love unconditionally, it does not mean the same as staying with that person no matter what. You can move on with your life but still have Love for that person. Mothers and Fathers alike dis-own their own children over acts of humiliation or other reasons, but do they Love them? I say "Love the person, hate the sin" Love can be the most joyous feeling in the world and could be the most harmful emotion as well. All in all, I do believe in unconditional Love.
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 16
unconditional love !!!!
Posted: 7/29/2009 6:06:29 PM
This is my testament to "unconditional love!"

THE STORY BEHIND
THE PRAYING HANDS PICTURE

Back in the fifteenth century, in a tiny village near Nuremberg, lived a family with eighteen children. Eighteen! In order merely to keep food on the table for this mob, the father and head of the household, a goldsmith by profession, worked almost eighteen hours a day at his trade and any other paying chore he could find in the neighborhood. Despite their seemingly hopeless condition, two of Albrecht Durer the Elder's children had a dream. They both wanted to pursue their talent for art, but they knew full well that their father would never be financially able to send either of them to Nuremberg to study at the Academy.

After many long discussions at night in their crowded bed, the two boys finally worked out a pact. They would toss a coin. The loser would go down into the nearby mines and, with his earnings, support his brother while he attended the academy. Then, when that brother who won the toss completed his studies, in four years, he would support the other brother at the academy, either with sales of his artwork or, if necessary, also by laboring in the mines. They tossed a coin on a Sunday morning after church. Albrecht Durer (Junior) won the toss and went off to Nuremberg.

Albert went down into the dangerous mines and, for the next four years, financed his brother, whose work at the academy was almost an immediate sensation. Albrecht's etchings, his woodcuts, and his oils were far better than those of most of his professors, and by the time he graduated, he was beginning to earn considerable fees for his commissioned works.

When the young artist returned to his village, the Durer family held a festive dinner on their lawn to celebrate Albrecht's triumphant homecoming. After a long and memorable meal, punctuated with music and laughter, Albrecht rose from his honored position at the head of the table to drink a toast to his beloved brother for the years of sacrifice that had enabled Albrecht to fulfill his ambition. His closing words were, "And now, Albert, blessed brother of mine, now it is your turn. Now you can go to Nuremberg to pursue your dream, and I will take care of you."

All heads turned in eager expectation to the far end of the table where Albert sat, tears streaming down his pale face, shaking his lowered head from side to side while he sobbed and repeated, over and over, "No ...no...no...no."

Finally, Albert rose and wiped the tears from his cheeks. He glanced down the long table at the faces he loved, and then, holding his hands close to his right cheek, he said softly, "No, brother. I cannot go to Nuremberg. It is too late for me. Look ... look what four years in the mines have done to my hands! The bones in every finger have been smashed at least once, and lately I have been suffering from arthritis so badly in my right hand that I cannot even hold a glass to return your toast, much less make delicate lines on parchment or canvas with a pen or a brush. No, brother ... for me it is too late."

More than 450 years have passed. By now, Albrecht Durer's hundreds of masterful portraits, pen and silver-point sketches, watercolors, charcoals, woodcuts, and copper engravings hang in every great museum in the world, but the odds are great that you, like most people, are familiar with only one of Albrecht Durer's works. More than merely being familiar with it, you very well may have a reproduction hanging in your home or office.

One day, to pay homage to Albert for all that he had sacrificed, Albrecht Durer painstakingly drew his brother's abused hands with palms together and thin fingers stretched skyward. He called his powerful drawing simply "Hands," but the entire world almost immediately opened their hearts to his great masterpiece and renamed his tribute of love "The Praying Hands."

The next time you see a copy of that touching creation, take a second look. Let it be your reminder, if you still need one, that no one --no one-- ever makes it alone!
 R_O_U_S
Joined: 3/20/2011
Msg: 19
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Posted: 4/16/2011 2:34:44 AM
Pathos reckons. I shall follow the path you lead as long as my instinct and moral and virtue follow you. When the condition is breached to my better instincts, morals and virtue. I shall follow in wisdom of the conditions of trust I place on your path. Aware of my soul I practise awareness of my surroundings. This is no call to arms, no breach of your souls righteous path. But the condition to protect those you care for and love. Transcending through struggle and virtue of character.
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