Experience Love with Your Entire Being
There are few words in the English Dictionary that evoke emotions like the word “Love”. It is an all-encompassing, ever-present, penetrating emotion that fills our minds, hearts and souls with loyalty, caring, compassion, and commitment. It overcomes unspeakable odds at survival in any given situation or relationship.
And as much as love is an intangible entity, the effects of it can be perceived and witnessed with every one of our human senses. You can see the Love in a mother’s eyes when she holds her newborn baby in her arms for the first time. You can hear the Love of a parent as they weep for their child that was tragically lost to a drug overdose. You can taste the Love of that Thanksgiving Dinner that grandma puts her heart and soul into making each year to celebrate the gratitude for family. You can touch the Love of a person’s hand when you help them as they recover from an illness. Lastly, you can smell the Love of summer flowers and sweet evergreens when you and your sweetheart share a walk in the field, by the river or through the forest.
Collectively, our senses become saturated with Love and help us to “Feel the Love” in our hearts by experiencing it in our physical world. In a sense, it is a simple transformation of energy from our minds, to our bodies and between each other.
“From Love, comes strength, perseverance, commitment, focus, benevolence and yes, faith. In many ways, Love is the core element to spiritual life as is Oxygen to physical life. Oxygen nourishes and sustains our bodies while Love nourishes and sustains our spirit/soul.”
The profound beauty of Love is that each of us has the power to create it. For me, “finding” love is somewhat of an oxymoron, as I believe love finds us in response to the Love we create, share and believe in as we live our lives with intent and purpose.
Never allow yourself to assume a “victim mentality”, although there are times in all our lives when it would be very easy to do this. Love emanates from human beings that are in control of their thoughts, actions and intentions. Love assumes no response in kind. Although Love is best when shared, it is fundamentally a unilateral construct in that the sentiment must first be created, then shared.
As the sun powers our subset of the universe, so does Love power our spirit; nourishing, teaching, remembering and forgiving. And although our physical bodies are finite and temporary, Love is pure energy and transcends time into eternity. It is the Light, the Way and the Truth. Be well and create some Love in your life.
- 9 Realizations About Love We Never Have Until It’s Too Late (thoughtcatalog.com)
- Love & Independence (diaryyyofanintrovert.wordpress.com)
- Love! (srswfe.wordpress.com)
- How to Measure Love: Going Beyond What You Feel (crossshapedstuff.com)
- English Definitions: What is Love? (english.answers.com)