What would we do without love?
What is love? It is one of the most difficult questions for mankind. Centuries have passed by, relationships have bloomed and so has lov...
What is love? It is one of the most difficult questions for mankind. Centuries have passed by, relationships have bloomed and so has love. But no one can give the proper definition of love.
To some Love is friendship set on fire, for others maybe love is like luck. You have to go all the way to find it. No matter how you define it or feel it, love is an eternal truth in the history of mankind.
Depending on context, love can be of different varieties. Romantic love is a deep, intense and unending. It’s shared on a very intimate and interpersonal and sexual relationship. The term Platonic love, familial love and religious love are also matters of great affection. It is more of desire, preference and feelings. The meaning of love will change with each different relationship and depends more on its concept of depth, versatility, and complexity. But at times the very existence of love is questioned. Some say it is false and meaningless. It says that it never exists, because there has been many instances of hatred and brutality in relationships.
The history of our world has witnessed many such events. There has been hatred between brothers, parents and children, sibling rivalry and spouses have failed each other. Friends have betrayed each other; the son has killed his parents for the throne, the count is endless. Even the modern generation is also facing with such dilemmas everyday. But love is not responsible for that. It is us, the people, who have forgotten the meaning of love and have undertaken such gruesome apathy.
I believe there are only three basic components to love. Intimacy, Commitment and Passion. Maybe, some people believe that love is defined as a high form of tolerance! We need to understand each other and must always remember that no body is perfect.
Today, the word intimacy has taken on sexual connotations. But it is much more than that. It includes all the different dimensions of our lives - yes, the physical, but also the social, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects as well. And haven't we all had the desire at one time or another for closeness, for oneness, for sharing our life with someone totally?
How do people measure love? Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day. Love is looking past imperfections in your partner and seeing the beautiful person inside. True love seeks the happiness and well being of your partner. Love expresses itself in the mutual respect you demonstrate to your partner. Men, this one is for you! - Love is letting your partner have the TV remote for 30 days! Love is expressed when you are being someone who loves someone for who they are, not who you think they should be.
Love is embracing differences and discovering ways in which to build a common lifestyle, share decision-making, and taking equal responsibility for the results. If you want Love, you must first Love. Love begets Love. You cannot deliver from an empty wagon. You must first learn to Love yourself before you can give love.
To demonstrate Love.. say, "I Love you" – out loud - at least once each day to someone you love. There is magic in these three little words. Saying "I love you" is the most beautiful gift you can give to your partner. These words are the most treasured a person can hear. To be different, say, "I Love you in a foreign language!”
The most important aspect is be together, share your joy and sorrow, understand each other, provide space to each other, but always be there for each others needs.
This is what true love really is!