Love is about loving even when it’s scary and even if it is not reciprocated. It’s not about walking away just because it’s (seemingly) one-sided; unrequited.
As heart breaking as this sounds… it’s about being present and allowing while detaching oneself from the hope that there could be more. Even if it hurts to stay, it would hurt more to walk away.
To love only with the promise of it being returned is a condition. “I will only love you if you love me,”isn’t Love, dear Tiffany.
So go forward and love fearlessly, without condition. Allow love to invade all aspects of your heart. Only then can you be free.
PS You can only gain from that which you actually invest and what you build now creates inroads for the future.
Painting: Leonid Afremov “Tango of Passion” via Google