Unconditional love is seeing who the other person is soul-deep, beneath the layers of ego, and recognizing your spiritual connection – your brotherhood. Ego will always serve to misguide you when it comes to how you perceive others because ego is based on fear and separation. It is based on asking what you can get and how you can protect what you’ve got so that another doesn’t take it from you. It is based on how you can get more of whatever makes you feel good in the moment. There may well be moments when you feel the powerful energy of love because you feel so good, but what happens when things don’t go your way and you don’t feel good anymore? Do you lash out, criticize, attack, withdraw, hold resentments within you? This is conditional love – love based on how someone makes you feel.