Through the ages, philosophers, scientists, dreamers, and poets have striven for one goal: to perfectly define love. Scientists say it is the release of specific biochemicals. Dreamers and poets call it a fiery passion. Many of us have defined love as spell-binding and, even, miserable at times
There are all different definitions and flavours of love. But a single definition of love is too tiny to hold its vastness. To give love a profound meaning, let us explore its many attributes:
“Wherever there is a pull; there is love.”
– Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Love is in the pulls
That makes the gravitational pull of the Earth and Sun an expression of love too!
Diving below the astral space, you will find love when your pet leaps towards you with joy. It is your favorite dish. It is in the peacock’s dance in the rain. It is between the baby and mother of every species. It is everywhere!
Love is inexpressible
We’ve been trying to express love since the ages. We’ve been trying hard: from valentine cards, heart-shaped candies to the love letters and gifts, to the care and concern we show to our loved ones. It doesn’t feel enough. It remains indescribable, inexpressible!
Sage Narada describes it succinctly, ‘muka svadanvat’ or love is the joy of taste that a dumb person cannot describe.
Love is unconditional giving
Often, our love turns into misery when our loved ones don’t meet our expectations. We blame them and feel miserable. But, that does not change them or change the situation.
One definition can help overcome these inevitable situations. Love expects nothing in return. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar explains, “If your love is there to help others, nobody can destroy it. But if your love is to get something from the other – sooner or later – it will be broken into pieces.”
Unconditional love is beautiful. It is also practical. It saves our mind from the emotional distress that accompanies unmet expectations.
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Originally published as “what is Love” Artofliving.org