What is Love?

in love •  2 years ago  (edited)

Just as each human has a unique fingerprint,each human has a unique pattern of loving.

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Love can fulfill us, make us complete, and give us strenght and inner peace. Love shapes our soul and shakes the foundation of our very existence. Or, love can upset us, make us unable to work, unable to focus, unable to draw pleasure from life. And most of us know precious little about love, why we express love the way we do, or how to love.

There are many kinds of love. There is family love, including parent-child love. There is compassionate love, where we care deeply for our ideals or humanity, in general. There is romantic love, the pasionate love shared by two people as significant others. And then there is the phenomenon it is called "love at first sight".

But, What is Love?

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Some authors and philosophera have contended that love is too profound and expansive to be defined. Other contend that love is the glue of human existence. Others simply say that to love is to live.

Most of us cannot define love precisely, but we know when we feel it, and we know even more clearly when we lose it.

The emotion of love is about oneness, wholeness, completness with another person. If we, as humans, do not love, we are not complete in life. To be loved and to give love is the very essence of life.

However, the concept of love evolved over the time, love evolves through our lifetimes and our relationships. The way we love when we are young is different then the way we love after a few years with a person. And the way we love can ebb and flow over the course of a single day. Simply put, love is a dynamic, fluid emotion that will take on many forms and manifestations.

Just as each human has a unique fingerprint,each human has a unique pattern of loving.

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