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What Is Love And It's Meaning Of Love, Best Ideas On Love With Free Will

Updated on April 20, 2012

What is love and the meaning of love? This question has been asked since man began. Such a simple question, yet so complex, and one that inspires such debate, considering that the notion of love is felt but can not measured. Here we look at the best ideas on love.

It really is a big question for many. Some have experienced and practiced love, whilst some have dipped in and out of it during their journey through their lives.

This article attempts to guide you through the concept of love and provide you with its meaning as a thoroughfare to a better and more fulfilled life.

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'From the pain, come the dream, from the dream, come the vision, from the vision, come the people, and from the people, come the power, from this power, come the change.' Peter Gabriel 'Fourteen Black Paintings'.  And so change comes with love.

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Born Of Love's Miracle

From the moment people are born, they are born from love. I am not talking on a physical level, but one of miracles. Babies are the miracles of love. Every living animal is born from a miracle. The existance on this revolving and evolving earth is a miracle. All that is and all that will be is a miracle and that miracle is love.

Even from hatred, there is love. Hatred is a negative emotion from which its positive is love. When people have a reaction to an emotion, something has touched them, it is sensitive to all that they are, all that they were and all that they wish to be. To challenge this touches them deeply. If you find a person who is filled with hate, don't condemn them for within them there is a person filled with love.

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Loving With Gratitude For Our Life

What is love and what is its meaning? It is the warm sun on our face. It is the breath in our lungs. It is the gratitude for the life that we have and the life that we lead - for this is our life and our choice.

Love is unconditional like the morning that breaks and breaths a new day. Does the new day require our maintainance or ask of us more? So as the dawn, our love to others is of no reward.

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Love Sets Us Free

When we feel love has failed us, it is because we have expected more. It is when we expect from love that we start to place conditions and when those conditions are not met, we then punish ourselves with our own emotional torment. Let it go for love is intended to set us free.

This freedom is the wind of your soul. With love your life will unfold as an exciting adventure. It is this trust in love that you will be guided towards a better and brighter future.

When you feel you need to control that unfolding of your life path, then you will experience fear and it is fear that will lead you blindly into misery.

Open your heart and trust that love will show you the way.

Life has a meaning and that meaning is love.

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Love's Exaltation

Have you ever felt exaltation? The feeling that you are so happy that you just might burst? Be grateful for you have touched just the beginning of what love wants you to feel. There is more, if you open your heart and allow love to penetrate you.

Be at ease for dis-ease is an illness that eats away, not only your body, but your soul, digesting the love from within. Love is to be at ease.

To be constrained is to be refrained. If you want to sing, then sing do. If you want to dance, then dance do. Feel the joy as joy is love.

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We Are Brothers and Sisters To Love

Keeping an open mind and accepting all for who they are and for what they are. We are all part of the universe and it is the cosmos that forms love. Remember we are all born of love. We are born of matter. Matter is energy all from one source for which we all belong - the universe. To hurt others only hurts yourself. We are all brother's and sisters of love.

Work hard on your love. From your example more people grow from you. Being a loving example is a great demonstration of love. Allow the love to grow and like the flowers, you will see the world as an increasing wealth of beauty. Love Love's abundance and the joy will be contagious.

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Love Is All Around But No One Has Proved Its Existance

What is love? For it is no where but every where. It is often spoken about and acted upon but no one has proved its existance. Everyone can feel it, but no one can touch it. We can hear it but only a few can create it in song.

It is the softness that touches our spirit. It is the warmth that gives life meaning. It is the truth demonstrated by life's experiences. Truth teaches us love in the lessons we learn and helps to shape us into the people that we become. Love might seem cruel at first, but we soon learn that cruelness is kindness in disguise.

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Smile The Beam Of Love

When you smile, allow the beam of love to show through, even when you want to frown. It won't be long before love wins and that smile becomes a bi-product of genuinity.

Even in times of pain, grief, sadness and stress, allow love to penetrate you. Take time out, listen to beautiful music, take stock of the beauty of the world around you, for it is those influences that will unlock the love potential within you.

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Love Is Healing And Forgiving

Love does not wound, but heals and forgives. As love does this for you, do this for others and overcome your earthly expectations of how you think others should live their lives and behave.

This is an expectation and is not love. Expectation is a human emotion that can set you up for failure. Acceptance of other's is the opposite of expectation. Acceptance is part of love, for it can set you free! Part of the meaning of love is acceptance.

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Love Is Acceptance, Love Is Relief From Fear, Love Lets You Be

If you have acceptance in your heart, not only are you free, but those you love are set free too.

To truly love another, you set them free - to be what they want to be, to achieve what they want to achieve and to enable them to be the best that they can be. This is love.

With love, you can change the world. From a vision, to the people, you have the greatest power of all... love. Just by being an example, relieving fear, your campaign for love will make a better world for all.

Go with the feeling, if your heart feels the warmth of love, then it is good... go with it, don't doubt it.

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What Is Love? Unconditional. What Is The Meaning Of Love? To Practice Unconditional Love

What is love? It is unconditional and accepting. It is joy, gratitude and appreciation. It is beauty where beauty doesn't seem apparent. It is healing. It is a good life lesson learned. It is comfort from pain. It is freedom. It is an inspiration. It is empowering and powerful. It is positive. It's existence can not be proved, but it is still there. The meaning of love, is to practice it's unconditional properties and lead by example - to be love.  This article is my unconditional love to you!

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I have listened to Terry Oldfield's material for a number of years. His music fills me with joy.

This DVD not only touches the heart but also the mind.

Fill your life with joy too.

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      adrian 6 years ago


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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      GlstngRosePetals and daydreamer13 - thank you very much for your comments - bless you.

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      daydreamer13 7 years ago

      I found this interesting. Well done.

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      GlstngRosePetals 7 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Wow very nice hub and very true. Love is a wonderfull thing.

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Fucsia - exactly, start from your own unconditional love with actions of good intentions and work outwards.

      Lovely words Fucsia x

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      fucsia 7 years ago

      I share and understand your special words. I am very happy to this: only few time ago I would not have understood.

      I confused love with others many things: lust, need of support, fear of loneliness, habit.

      Instead love is within us ! Only after understood this simply and important concept I think we can realy love someone else.


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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Prasetio - take this with love from me to you - unconditional, of course!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I can't say anything. You made this hub so special. Very inspiring hub. I am on the way now to search my true love. I wish my dream will come true soon. Love need sacrifice and I believe this world so beautiful by the existence of love. I am glad to know this from you. I give my rate special for you. Take care!

      Blessing and hugs,

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Cheeky girl - this is the truth as I see it and I believe that love is positive - but only when you consider its purity.

      Nice that you stopped by :)

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      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      A great hub about love and how love works. A lot of truth in here. I enjoyed this. There is a lot of positivity in Love. I am sure of it.

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      gsteele.ican - did I say it was an emotion? Talking the same thing in a different way here.

      Thanks for reading :)

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      gsteele.ican 7 years ago from Georgia ,USA

      Love is not an emotion... it is an experience that can only be experienced when we are in a centered state of being seeing both sides of the quantum equally... then our heart will open and we will experience the existence of love at its core... love is all that is, all else is an illusion...

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Salt - some say that anxiety and adrenalin is a physical manifestation. Some say that the physical is only 33% of the whole of us. Some say that 33% of us is also mental, whilst another 33% is spiritual.

      But then others say that science only tests 66% (mind and body) of the whole being - they are yet to discover the other 33%.

      There was a time science said the world was flat and now we know it is round.

      There was a time science said all our blood was held in the heart and then all the blood pumped out of our heart at the same time.

      Isnt it exciting that there is still a lot to discover?!

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      I truly believe in the power of love, K9. If we can think in terms of that we are all tools - the issues of feeling used are gone. We are here to help each other unconditionally and if we 'feel' used, then this love is no longer 'unconditional'.

      If we have an 'expectation' of love and that love doesnt fulfill this, then we are hurt. So, who has the problem? The person who hasn't fulfilled YOUR expectation or you (meaning 'one')? It is not love that has wounded us, it is ourselves.

      So, if we have no expectation and truly give of ourselves 'unconditionally', then pain is not an issue.

      To reach the true realms of love, is to give of love without pain. It is here that we will have truly progressed to a point of experiencing pure love x

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      salt 7 years ago from australia

      Some say its just anxiety and adrenalin!!!

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      India Arnold 7 years ago from Northern, California

      Absolutely makes sense. It is an individual journey, the pain and the smile both teach us a different facet of love. Everything about love is an opportunity to learn, the hard stuff as well as the wonderful stuff. I think you are on to something very deep when speaking of the disappointment found in the lost expectations of an others love, quite poignant actually; yes the lessons learned are far greater in the long run.

      It is a personal choice to encounter love of any kind; in my humble opinion one should always choose love for all it has to teach, disgusting or beautiful-- it remains love.

      You have special insight Shaz~


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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi K9 - everything about love is positive - even if your expectation of love with another is disappointing, ultimately, the lessons learned are far greater in the long run. Yes, it is pain from the love rejected - but it is your pain and it is your journey of lessons to learn.

      Does that make sense?

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      India Arnold 7 years ago from Northern, California

      "This article attempts to guide you through the concept of love and provide you with its meaning as a thoroughfare to a better and more fulfilled life."

      I am humbled at your lofty task, yet empowered by your words. No other element can so vitalize and injure us as does the inherent aspect of love; often conceiving an addiction for both. Yet, love in its most beautiful form is worth all chances and anguish surrounding it.

      I love your work!


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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Thanks Jed - I am really feeling the loooove these days, hope it spread out! x

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Very well put and well justified. Good to see your heart has good intentions, Sandra x

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      Jed Fisher 7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Lovely hub, I enjoyed it!

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      sandra rinck 7 years ago

      A feeling of obligated devotion. I love my kid but sometimes she makes me angry... I still love her and would do anything for her.

      I love the kids at my school, they aren't my kids but I would give my life to save them if it came to that... no questions asked but would I want to? No but would I, yes. Why? Because I love them and I know they have parents who love them just like I love my kid.

      Understanding that just because I don't personally like someone, or possibly might even think certain people should be hung by their balls doesn't make me forget that there are others who love them with all their hearts and knowing that "feeling" prevents and would prevent me from ever thinking that it was okay to physically harm someone or make their life so hard they want to kill themselves.

      But would I slap a baby to save the life of another child? Yes. Just my 10 cents. :D

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Arh, Ralwus, then you miss the meaning of love if you think about lust - love is all consuming, it is more than just the escalation to orga*m, but an expression of the essence of you (although a little bit of hanky panky can bring about it's own joys *wink*).

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      I lost my thoughts when I read the part about being penetrated by love. You still want to go with that word? LOL joyous feel good?

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      That joyous feel good factor, eh Wendy?

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      Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

      It's true, such a simple question and such a huge answer. All I know is love feels good inside. Great Hub!


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