Well, the lovey-dovey day has ended, and it’s back to the real world. It’s Wednesday day morning and all you want to do is be back in bed with your partner. Or maybe you’re thinking about the feelings that flew yesterday, and the person you exchanged things with. You’re probably wondering if whatever you must have felt yesterday was it.
The Meaning of Love
What is the meaning? It is what we experience in any moment that we are with someone without having or believing any judgments about that person (“good” or “bad”). it is complete acceptance:, it is when we allow someone to be exactly as they are, without any belief that they aren’t good enough, without any belief that they would be “better” if they were different.
It is completely unconditional, it has no conditions. When we truly love someone, we can’t stop loving them, regardless of what they do or say. If it is dependent upon the other person acting and speaking how we want, then this is completely conditional.
We often confuse this to be it, but this is just positive thoughts about someone. This is just loving what a person says or does, not loving them. Positive thoughts or the thought “I love you” isn’t necessary to love. Sometimes it even gets in the way.
it is selfless as well. True love doesn’t want anything in return, because there is nothing it needs. We just do so for the sake of it. When we trully do, we don’t look for them to fill our needs and all those types of things. If that is what we are looking for, then we are just using the other person. It is completely selfless.
If you want to feel it, it is helpful to first understand what is the meaning. If someone else does, but you don’t care about that person, how much impact does that person’s love have on your level of happiness?
You may have noticed, it has very little impact. If receiving love from someone else had the power to make us feel good, then anyone would give us the same good feeling. But, clearly this isn’t how life works.
The reason is because fulfilment doesn’t come from receiving love; the feeling of happiness and completion we have always wanted comes from loving others. When we love someone without wanting or expecting anything in return, we feel free, open, and wonderful.
We don’t have to worry about whether other people will love us, leave us, or make us happy, because we are already happy. None of that matters when we are already content. We are free to purely love others, and we completely forget about the idea of seeking it.
What Love Is Not
Here are 7 things that many of us innocently mistake to be love.
The beautiful thing about it is that we don’t have to limit our loving to just our romantic partner or our family. We can love everyone we encounter. When we are present, we have nothing to fear, so we don’t have to create any boundaries about who can receive it.
When we are with anyone without judging them in any way, we feel love for them. It doesn’t matter if this person is our spouse or our house help at home.
Hope this article gives you a better idea about what it means now.