What LOVE actually is?

Love. Its a fascinating word, isn’t it?  Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been looking for the answer to what love actually is? Why people love? What causes love?  So many dope questions for a six year old I guess. Back then I used to think of love as something that allows a male and a female to kiss and hug and express to each other all the time. Can you blame me? I mean no kid would ever think about all these sort of things at that age. I had no clue that my thinking about love was just a mere perspective of a six year old kid, a kid who wants to know everything happening around him. Well I guess I had this sort of curiosity for knowing and learning everything ever since.

Someone has rightly said, ‘With time, comes experiences. And with experiences, comes learnings’. Same happened in my case too. As time passed by I started to learn and understand love from a much broader perspective. People say love is just a feeling, a feeling of caring, selflessness, sacrifice, all in one. But is love only a feeling? You may state that love is a connection, a bond between two people. Really? OK. Let’s say, love is a feeling and a connection. And then what? Is that it?  Is there any other way you can describe what love is. Let me help you with that.

 I want you to remember that particular moment when you actually realised how it feels when love happened to you, what it is to be in love, how it feels to love someone. Remember all the changes, all the things it made you do. Remember that rush you felt in yourself when it happened. Now, if you have truly experienced the power of love, you would definitely have a picture of that one moment in your mind by now. I’m sure you do have it. Now ask yourself, what was that? How could one feeling or a connection bring in all the changes that it brought in your life? Why you did what you did and why you felt what you felt? And if you really want to get deep into knowing and understanding love, ask yourself another question. What made love happen to you? It’ll probably get much deeper if you could somehow get the answer to that question. It can take you to the infinite possibilities of love in this universe. 

A great man once wrote a letter to his daughter explaining what love actually is. 

Its written as, There is an extremely powerful force that exists in this universe, which so far, science has not found a formal explanation to. It is a force that includes and governs all the other forces of nature.
This universal force is LOVE.

When scientists looked for a unified theory of the universe they forgot the most powerful unseen force -Love. They were busy finding everything without realising that everything they want to find is already there. Love is everything that governs every other thing.

The fact is, you can describe love the way you want to but for the universe, Love is light, that enlightens those who give and receive it. Love is gravity, because it makes some people feel attracted to others. Love is power, because it multiplies the best we have, and allows humanity not to be extinguished in their blind selfishness. Love unfolds and reveals the truth. For love we live and die. Love makes us do things we could never even imagine of doing. Love explains everything and gives meaning to life. 

Today, we live in a world filled with hatred, selfishness and greed everywhere. It’s time we actually understand what love is. We haven’t thought about love in such a way yet. Maybe we are afraid of love, because it is the only energy in the universe that man has not learned to drive at will. You cannot simply turn on the switch and start loving and turn it off at your will. Can you? Can you control the amount of love you do or feel? You can’t. 

Perhaps we are not yet ready to make a bomb of love, a device powerful enough to entirely destroy the hate, selfishness and greed that devastate the planet. Each and every person, you, me or anyone around, we all carry within us a small but powerful origin of love whose energy is waiting to be released.When we learn to give and receive this universal energy, we will have affirmed that love conquers all, and is able to transcend everything and anything.

The great man I was talking about is no other than Mr. Albert Einstein and the theory of love that he couldn’t explain it to everyone. 

This was just a small effort by my side to reach out to those who really want to understand what love actually is. Now as we have understood it, just imagine a world without love. Surely that’s not the one we would like to live in. There is only a thin line between everything and nothing. This thin line is the line of love. If Love is there,  everything is there,  if Love isn’t there, then nothing is there !

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