You love not because that person belongs to your family.
You love not because he is of the same religious belief as you.
You love not because he is your son, she is your daughter or your wife.
You love because that person needs to be loved.
You love without conditions whatsoever. It means unconditional love. You love in order to bring relief to that person, to transform the suffering in that person, to offer joy to him, to offer happiness to him
because he needs that.
You don’t ask for anything in return.
~Thich Nhat Hanh