What is Love?

in love •  last year

Love is the underlying force of the universe. You may put the pieces together in a different configuration, and say it is light, or space, or chaos, or order, and you will also be correct. How you choose to frame the mechanisms of the universe does not make my statement any less true, in the context it is meant.

What do I mean when I say Love? I don’t mean Love to mean a chain reaction of neurotransmitters in your brain. There is the feeling of love, and there is the act of Love. In this, I mean Love is a verb. It is the action of universal processes.

If a gardener loves his garden, he will tend and care for it. He will make the garden prosperous. He will protect it, just as he would his children. To Love something is to put its highest desires and interests in the forefront of your judgment as you proceed through life.

If we think of the universe being a process that is maximizing Love over the long run, we can see all emergent phenomena is the manifestation of greater, more complex futures. We can think of atoms coming together as the process of Love, leading to a form which allows the universe to Love itself in more meaningful ways. In this mindset, we can see the culmination of human efforts throughout history to be leading towards a future utopia.

We must Love ourselves and each other to make this dream a reality. We are not there yet, and the world grows more volatile every day. But, I have faith that we are going to make it. This faith is upheld by the countless volunteers who consistently lend a hand during disasters like Hurricane Harvey. By groups such as the Earth Nation who are manifesting novelty in our garden, opening new doors for each of us as we enter a brave new world. By the light I see people creating every single day as our world grows brighter and more aware of our oneness.

How can you Love the most you can? It starts with you. You must Love yourself. To do that, you must first know who you are. What is it you truly desire to do with your life? What are you made to do? If you do not have these answers, discovering the self is the greatest act of Love you can manifest. For when you know what you want to do, you will love doing it. It will no longer be work, as the desire to sink your time into it comes naturally. From there, mastery is inevitable.

Once you know and grow yourself, you will automatically grow the garden using your unique talents and helping those who walk a similar path find their way. As we head further into the future, and we grow increasingly more interconnected, each of our potential to impact others grows exponentially. We are at the doorstep of a great new world: one made and filled with Love. Utopia is dawning, and we are entering it together.


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I don't understand whats going on here. I mean I get that someone offered a huge bid to bellyrub, but is there something else going on? Yes...it's not that great of a post. But

Isn't that the nature of SELLING VOTES? It doesn't actually matter how good the post is?

Maybe I'm missing something else. I mean if I'm not missing something else, then how the hell does anyone go about judging which posts were 'good enough' and which ones weren't?

It seems like selling votes is just a weak point in the whole system.


Use SteemTools or SteemReports to see that @freedom delegated a huge amount to this account for posts like this.

Additionally, this post was first written at https://asc.ai/2017/09/06/return-to-love/, dated September 6th, 2017 (it's a repost that they already wrote months ago) Also, @earthnation abused voting/bid bots to push this to Trending.


I dont know whats going on.. all I know your nickname is fkin legend :D


Besides the account owner sending in high bids there is nothing else.


nice post.........


It seems obvious that mercenary bid bots run steem. Don't like it? Have the developers change the rules. Theres nothing against steemit rules to use bid bots.


Yes these bots are for website purposes bud,

17.1.3. Use any robot, spider, crawler, scraper or other automated means or interface not provided by us to access our Services or to extract data;

Has nothing to do with the blockchain which is steem, as a witness you should know the difference between steem and steemit inc.


What clause makes clear that 17.1.3 only applies to Steemit.com and not to Steem? The services and data on Steemit.com are dependent on Steem. Steemit Inc. are the creators of Steem aren't they? The license for Steem makes clear that Steemit Inc. own the copyright for Steem and thus it is debatable as to whether Steem is a service of Steemit Inc. or not.

I'd say this comes down to the finer points of contract law more than it does an issue of technicality of the kind that all witnesses are required to be qualified to understand.


We are changing some things around, But the market will balance itself out. If they feel it does not deserve such a high reward it will be flagged that is the only way to fix this issue at the moment.


Ridiculous. @bellyrub should retract their vote and refund the SBD, or even not refund it. We need to make it clear that this is not permitted here.


I don't see their upvote. Besides, isn't every post sponsored by the SP used to upvote it? At least that's how I see the current system works

Edit: other comment has been censored.


Use SteemD or SteemReports to track delegations. @freedom delegated huge SP amount to this account.


I know that. But my other comment was censored so you didn't read it.


We will be implementing a fix for this type of abuse with @bellyrub, by ether cutting the vote percentage or implementing a max bid amount.

Abuse like this is not good for the platform, we see that and will act on it.


260 bucks! Really good post(sarcasm). How people earn so much for writing nothing.


great stuff guys, thanks


What does this mean?

Interesting post.


Beat me to it! LOL


Well done! Beat me to it as well.


We all had the same song in our head, didn't we.. Universal meme for "love"


Lol... This part caught me the Most.

discovering the self is the greatest act of Love you can manifest. For when you know what you want to do, you will love doing it. It will no longer be work, as the desire to sink your time into it comes naturally. From there, mastery is inevitable.

This describes Self-Love the Most.


lmao i miss Chris Kattan


A whole generation may have not understood your comment. I will help them to understand......


HOW have I not watched this movie yet ?! :D


@vesislava it will crack you up............


damm ... you got me there man

Love is the essence of goodness that dwells in the soul. He can disappear if there is something evil to him. Anyone who can keep the love that is in him, from anything close to him will love him. what about the love that is in you? is he good now?
regards @earthnation

Love can be from anyone else, from parents,friends,couple, our children, our lover,etc...

May be you may not love them as they love you,but appreciate it! You will know how beauty

Very cute!!!

Love is the most powerful emotion a human being can experience. The strange think is, that almost nobody knows what love is. Why is it so difficult to find love? That is easy to understand, if you know that the word “love” is not the same as one’s feeling of love


One has to make themselves "open" to it ♦♦ And there are different kinds of ☻ LOVE - for instance, love of animals or the environment.

When you have respect for other creatures, I think it puts you of a mind -- to love. That is, from personal experience, I take the time to place an insect that has wandered in back outside. I dont just flush it down the toilet or something.

I just don't think haters [and others who don't appreciate #NATURE & love their environs ] are in a great Frame of mind to LOVE .

Just my opinion.

Beautiful love is all you need...

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Well said.

Wow great post love is life

It's nice to be love

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love is a feeling so ni god gives to us

The post about love, is one of the most intelligent insights about one of the most powerful and profound innate capacities that we may all have, that makes the world go around..

So lovely post cat is so cute

This is a really nice post. The beginning is always the most difficult. That journey of finding out who we are and what we really want in our lives.

Government, the media, and large corporations try to tell us who we should be. We need to figure it out for ourselves. Once we have got past that first step things start to fall into place. For me becoming vegan was my first step of my first step to discovering who I am.

Keep posting and inspiring.

I love thia photo..so much..aweeee 😢😢😢😢😍😍😍😍😍
It's like,
Mama Cat: I will be here for you my dear . You don't have to say a thing. Your presence is enough
Baby C: Thank you Mama for everything 😍

Beautiful post

Thanks for the positive energy!

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So, that is the "Love" I knew from the very first and last!

Love is something wonderful that makes the human being unpredictable in terms of understanding of love; Love is something that comes within us and does not make us feel special in all facets of life ... It's nice to be love

Its a pleasure for me to read posts like this!! Always giving peace and love!! Best regards!!

Amazing, I like it this cat, Thanks for share @earthnation

This was a most excellent post @earthnation

Love is not something you go out and look for. love finds you, and when it does, ready or not. It will be best thing to ever happen to you

Wow is beautiful romantice your post is very very life i'am very nice your post
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Indeed love is the underlying force of the universe, without love the world is nothing. Love is not only for girl friend, you have to love your parents, brothers, sisters, wife, children, yourself, your job etc.
Spread the love to everyone and make this land a peaceful planet.... Nice post by you @earthnation, thanks for sharing

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For me, Someone Somewhere has some Feel for me - is love.

One always reaps what he/her sows.. Truth

Plant Love and get back Love in different manifestations. :) Love breaks the momentum of the cycle in action and reaction.
Love heals.

Thank you for this post @earthnation ...

Nice post...! Keep Blogging

This post has received a 1.36 % upvote from @drotto thanks to: @earthnation.

Very nice post. This pic is cute

Aww the picture is cute. Every time i see a kitten i miss my kitten. I agree love comes in so many ways but people think love is only a physical attraction between two people which really is not

This is beautiful post

uniques post with great information.

The Best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts. Really nice post loved it

We are here in this universe because of love any living things in this world have their own ways of being love. thanks for this lovely words of love @earthnation I resteem this hope all of us here be in love hugs everyone

Love grows from the heart no one will separate it. Although it looks rough, but in the heart of love it does not diminish

Love is a wonderful feeling. It is wonderful to love and to be loved :)


good allesia and thank you for as

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What a wonderful post! Very inspiring and good advice on how to start with loving yourself. Having seen so much bad stuff lately in the news,and having been on this earth awhile now, it is heartening to know there are still some people out there that hold out hope for this world and the human race. Thanks for that glimmer!

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Wow! see even animal can show their love to her mother it seems like a human. But many people they dont love their parents hit there father or mother or sometimes they leave their kids and go away to escape the obligation of their kids. I really appreciate your post and i touchable feeling.,Yes? True or Not? earthnation i give you upvote ..... Jus simply follow me @chiny

So adorable..

Wow... beatiful

Cat family... good

Nice picture cat moment

Love is also a state of mind where youre focused on one thing that even an earthquake couldnt move you a bit .

Awesome 😎

Such a "lovely" post. No pun intended. Upvoted

Here's my fav quote on love by Neil Strauss:

“We have this idea that love is supposed to last forever. But love isn't like that. It's a free-flowing energy that comes and goes when it pleases. Sometimes, it stays for life; other times it stays for a second, a day, a month or a year. So don't fear love when it comes simply because it makes you vulnerable. But don't be surprised when it leaves either. Just be glad you had the opportunity to experience it.”


Smart manipulating energy that is. If you to expand the concept of love you will be surprised to find that we are designed with some built in triggers. These triggers get activated by age, environment, and other factors. The closest you can get to understand it, is when you become a parent and watch how your love take off on an auto and uncontrolled rocket traveling between the past, present and future, an between your mom/dad, wife/husband and your baby/children. I think you will get to realize that there is some “manipulating power” behind the veil that is trying to insure the continuation of life no matter what and whether you like it or not.

It's all about love
Nice post @earthnation

I always find this types of post because it clicked in my heart. I am going to follow you from now by thinking that you will share this type post regularly. so thank you

beautiful cat

Beautiful post dear friend @earthnation !
Love is everything !

Nice cats )

Thank you 🙏🏻

love is indescribable...can anyone here substitute love for a better thing? thanks for this

And humans believe that they are the only ones who love.

Great post really. If only we can understand what love means. Lot of people say, "Pursue your dreams/passions." I think successful people don't do actually do that. Instead they fall in love with what they're doing, which is much more important. So we should even love our selves, posts, status at the moment even though are not getting the comments and votes. What matters is that you are adding value to people around you. So thanks a bunch. And your contents are worth following. Will like you to follow me back bcos we have similar mindset. Thanks.

The love is really appreciated

Nice post. I just upvote you. please upvote my post.

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. ...
"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." ...
"To love is nothing..
Hi @earthnation , your post is great. Upvoted and following for more, please don't forget to check mine.

This wonderful post has received a bellyrub 58.51 % upvote from @bellyrub.

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you good photo cat

Love is unconditional. The word "unconditional" means that there are no expectations or limitations set. To love unconditionally is a difficult thing, and most humans aren't good at that. But true love really does love without trying to change the other person.

The union of two souls Is the creation of this real love.....

"We must Love ourselves and each other..."
This is the very essence of love. When you love yourself, you know you have your weaknesses and your good sides. And then you look upon others and understand that they too are not that different from you; they have flaws too.
Only when you love yourself can you love others.

Wow!! very cute,😍😍😘 these kittens and cats are looking very adorable while cuddling each other. I just love them..
Please support me as well..😉😎


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Love . El amor un tema muy conocido , muchas versiones dadas por experiencias propias o situaciones cercanas, ser felices es lo importante nos sacrificamos por los demás y muchas veces no son valorados esos sacrificios. Vivamos y que pase lo que tenga que pasar.

Love . Love a well-known topic, many versions given by own experiences or close situations, being happy is the important thing we sacrifice for others and often those sacrifices are not valued. Let's live and whatever happens to happen.

Love is power....when a man loves a girl, he Will always struggle to make the girl happy and comfortable to stay with him. Love makes everyone stronger. People exist in this world because God's love. Where there is love, there is life (Mahatma Gandhi)

This wonderful post upvote from @mamun-net


At its best, love is deeper than our individual minds. It is our innate being.

Amazing. Love is precious without any doubt.


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Hello @earthnation,

I'm all for love, peace, and equality as much as the next person, but I do not appreciate the type of propoganda your team is spreading to Steemit. I say propoganda, because all of your posts are aimed at supporting and building your brand and cryptocurrency ICO that is upcoming, without any regard to any one else on Steemit whatsoever. The only people and sources you cite about lead back to your own website.

If you genuinely want to help Steemit, I suggest that you look at the communities and efforts being put forth here already, instead of trying to make others join your minnow support guild on your website.

The content on your profile provides no actual experiences, nor research to back the claims and understandings that your organization's philosophy is based upon, and while others may be most concerned about "buying all your votes", I'm here for a different reason.

To throw your ideas onto others, without even attempting to understand the ecosystem in place here is bad manners. Please try to see what this great site is all about, I'm disheartened to see such an inherent lack of care for others while promoting such high values.

The one thing I can thank you for however, is helping us better understand the types of vulnerabilities that currently exist on this platform.



I'm also flagging this post for plagiarism. Passing off previous work as if it was new, recycling word for word something you wrote two months ago. You can cite yourself, and where the original post was made, but trying to pretend that you wrote it for Steemit on top of all of this, is not something I will tolerate.


I will simply say : Best thing of the steemit today : To love is to prefer another to oneself.

That's a great post... Really i like that post...

"Baby dont hurt me. Dont hurt me, no more."

awesome post @earthnation...loved it

There is love in EVERYTHING WE DO!!!! nice post!!! :)