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Love – Just What Is it?

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What Is Love by Haddiway  …  What is love, baby, don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more

so what is love

Is this love ?
Is it something very different to the love you know?

 

So What Is Love ?

Funny how many people think of love as the first stage in being hurt in some way.

I’m always looking through relationship based material and the single thread comment mentioned most is along the lines of love leads to eventual hurt so why bother?

Throughout history, we’ve been told love is indefinable .. mysterious ..powerful .. emotional .. exhilarating .. But aren’t all those words describing love mysterious themselves?

 

So what are the basic components?

Sure, I think everyone would agree l-o-v-e is emotion or a mix of them. For the most part, when you have love and in love, you ‘feel’ great.

Great in what way?

Can it be distilled even more to a few fundamentals?

 

Love is good for another

It’s also a two way street.

Typically, it involves yourself and someone else. So a core component is wanting the other person in the relationship to be safe, healthy, happy and wanting them to be that way emotionally as well as mentally, physically and, depending on the situation, sexually.

The whole package.

 

Acceptance

Ever heard of unconditional love? This is where another core aspect comes in. You accept the other person for who and what they are, without any of your own conditions or self-imposed patterns.

They are absolutely OK with you, with who they are.

No conditions at all.

And you know why don’t you?

If there are conditions placed on them, as soon as they step outside those boundaries, your so-called love will evaporate into thin air.

 

Appreciation

There’s a pairing with appreciation and acceptance.

Take a long look at that person you madly desire.

Now focus in on what it is you like about them.

I know when I gaze at my partner, I always develop this smile and a sweeping appreciation of who she is. Her companionship, her creativity, her innocence, her playfulness, her insights, her advice, her opinions, her loyalty and so much more.

Appreciation almost certainly is a component we often speak about.

The appreciation you feel for the other person is simply and totally overwhelming that it consumes every other thought – in love.

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