When asked “what is love”?
We could turn to the obvious Webster’s dictionary approved definition.
Love; [luhv] (noun)
1. A profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
2. A feeling of warm personal attachment, or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.
We could turn to religion.
Through a little of my own research I was able to find the following “the bible emphasizes that our lives must be based on love” Old Testament The English word “love” has many different meanings. It can have affectionate, benevolent, strong liking, romantic, or sexual implications. The Hebrew word aheb, most commonly used in the Old Testament, had a similar range of meanings. God chose the Israelites as His special people because He loved them (Deuteronomy 4:37, 10:15, Isaiah 43:1–4). The people were commanded to love God in return: Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. (NIV, Deuteronomy 6:4–5) That love was to be shown by serving God and obeying His commands (Deuteronomy 10:12–13, Joshua 22:5).
We could ask Allan Watts.
who will say “infinite love is the only truth, the rest is just illusion”
We could even get silly and see what urban dictionary has to say.
Love; [luhv] noun “natures way of tricking people into reproducing.
We could also ask your parents, your friends, a stranger on the street and what I’ve concluded is your almost guaranteed to get a different response.
Love is perception and we are all learning to love at different levels, through different experiences!
The question has no wrong answer and will change thousands of times before your “ride” is over. Your first heartbreak, your first true love and the home you grew up in will all reflect the way you love!
So through this post, I challenge you to take some time to truly think about your current answer to “what is love”?
When I searched within and asked myself, here is what I found…
Had you asked me a year ago, I would have been lost searching for an answer. I would have sought to find something outside of myself for love. I would have counted on people, circumstances, and in extreme desperation, found myself hopelessly checking urban dictionary.
I thought that love meant something or someone bringing you happiness and joy, what I’ve realized is that love, will never be outside of yourself.
Love is a state of mind, a consciousness that feels safe and comfortable. It’s about taking care of yourself, spiritually, physically, emotionally. Love is about finding that peace within yourself and sharing it with everyone you come in contact with. Love is letting the divine light that is you, shine, no matter what circumstances try to dim it. Is about growing to accept yourself and it’s even about letting go in moments not just to love, but to be loved too.