What is love? It
is one of the most difficult questions for the 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 the eternal truth in the history of mankind.
Love is patient, love is kind.
It has no envy, nor it boasts itself and it is never proud. It rejoices over the
evil and is the truth seeker. Love protects; preserves and hopes for the
positive aspect of life. Always stand steadfast in love, not fall into it. It is
like the dream of your matter of affection coming true. Love
can occur between two or more individuals. It bonds them and connects them in a
unified link of trust, intimacy and interdependence. It enhances the
relationship and comforts the soul. Love should be experienced and not just
felt. The depth of love can not be measured. Look at the relationship between a
mother and a child. The mother loves the child unconditionally and it can not be
measured at all.
A different dimension can be
attained between any relationships with the magic of love. Love can be created.
You just need to focus on the goodness of the other person. If this can be done
easily, then you can also love easily. And remember we all have some positive
aspect in us, no matter how bad our deeds maybe. And as God said Love all
Depending on the context, love can
be of different varieties. Romantic love is a deep, intense and unending. It
shared on a very intimate and interpersonal and sexual relationship. The term
Platonic love, familial love and religious love are also matter 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 exist,
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
In the past the study of
philosophy and religion has done many speculations on the phenomenon of love.
But love has always ruled, in music, poetry, paintings, sculptor and literature.
Psychology has also done lot of dissection to the essence of love, just like
what biology, anthropology and neuroscience has also done to it.
Psychology portrays love as a
cognitive phenomenon with a social cause. It is said to have three components in
the book of psychology: Intimacy, Commitment, and Passion. Also, in an ancient
proverb love is defined as a high form of tolerance. And this view has been
accepted and advocated by both philosophers and scholars.
Love also includes
compatibility. But it is more of journey to the unknown when the concept of
compatibility comes into picture. Maybe the person whom we see in front of us,
may be least compatible than the person who is miles away. We might talk to each
other and portray that we love each other, but practically we do not end up into
any relationship. Also in compatibility, the key is to think about the long term
successful relationship, not a short journey. We need to understand each other
and must always remember that no body is perfect.
Be together, share your joy and
sorrow, understand each other, provide space to each other, but always be there
for each others need. And surely love will blossom to strengthen your
relationship with your matter of affection.