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What Defines a Heart of Love?

Updated on February 19, 2012

A Heart Filled with Love

Relationships, in general, require hearts to be filled with love; it is the foundation from which everything else takes place.

When a person truly loves another, steps will be taken to maintain a relationship; otherwise, those relationships - which had held much potential - soon fall by the wayside.

This lens is aimed at showing just how successful a relationship can be when a heart of love is in place. However, one person cannot do it alone; both parties to any relationship require hearts filled with love. In fact, a relationship cannot survive without this emotion - known as love - embedded deeply inside.

Take a journey with me into the deeper recesses of the human soul.

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A Heart of Love - What does it mean?

Love is experienced in so many relationships, in varying degrees. The love a mother feels for her child is different than the love she feels for her child's father. The love a child feels for his mother is different than the love he feels for his father. Bring friendships and relatives into the situation and a real mixture occurs because the love a woman feels for her son or daughter is different, again, from what she feels for her grandchild.

Friends love each other and so do married couples. Parents love their children whether they are single or part of a union. In fact, every relationship ever formed has an element of love to it - the need to nurture and protect - the need to feel part of a greater whole.

Below you will discover my innermost thoughts and feelings where a heart of love is concerned. These factors can be part of any type of relationship but imagine if your heart and soul was able to live each day, in your marriage, while enjoying the benefits of real love? A divorce may never take place again.

  1. Love doesn't focus on the length of time which has been spent suffering. Instead, it is focused on the joy which comes from being healed in spirit and thought.
  2. Love is kind. It doesn't seek to belittle another or to hurl spiteful words and actions toward another.
  3. Love doesn't wish to have what someone else has. Love means being content with what one has and appreciating life as it is.
  4. Love doesn't boast or brag about itself. It knows the truth and sets about proving it. It doesn't waiver in the face of adversity.
  5. Love doesn't behave improperly, and never seeks to try to better itself. Love knows it is best. Its focus in on protecting the relationship.
  6. Love isn't provoked to anger easily. Love endures and always finds a way to forgive, even if it takes time to work some things out.
  7. Love doesn't think evil about others. Instead, it tries to find the best in each person.
  8. Love walks away from sin, rejoicing only in being true. Love knows, firsthand, how sin can destroy relationships and wants no part of such sinful behavior.
  9. Love bears anything, believes (because of hope) that things will improve, and endures everything because of that same hope for improvement.
  10. Love doesn't fail, while everything else around it will crumble, even faith and hope (when time has ended) for there will be no further need of this pair.

Love ~ embedded in the heart

Love ~ embedded in the heart
Love ~ embedded in the heart

Emotional Impact - by Norma Budden

Emotional Impact
Emotional Impact

This book demonstrates what love is. Through the twists and turns in the lives of the characters, you will want to keep turning pages to see how this story unfolds. Each time I pick it up, I still lose sleep because I want to keep turning the pages.

 

Unconditional Love - Does it exist?

As stated earlier, love comes in a variety of forms and varies in its degree of intensity, depending upon the type of relationships involved. However, in any of those earthly relationships I am wondering about your thoughts on this all-important question:

Can unconditional love be present in human relationships?

Yes, it can! I've experienced it!

Yes, it can! I've experienced it!

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    • manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Nice well written Hub with timeless values.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      kelly lee lallier i will wait for you for the est of my life

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      i will love you forever sweet kelly lallier

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      i will always help you kelly lallier , even if i am not with you

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      i will marry you kelly lallier

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      kelly lee lallier i will do anything needed so that you have health and happiness even if i am not the reason for your happiness

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE THAT WANTS TO STICK THEIR NOSE WERE IT DOESN'T BELONG .THIS VIKK SIMMONS SOUNDS LIKE A REAL WINNER i WONDER HOW MANY FAILED RELATIONSHIPS SHE HAS HAD ?? i HOPE SHE IS NOT MISTREATING THOSE DOGS LATE AT NIGHT?? IF YOU KNOW WHAT i MEAN ....

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      LOVE IS NEVER TAKEN FOR GRANTED , LOVE DOES NOT TRY AND CHANGE SOMEONE, OR CONTROL THEM . LOVE SIMPLY LOVES BECAUSE THEY CANNOT FIND A REASON NOT TO LOVE.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      yes , conditions are for children adults should know what they need to be doing to guide and direct their children

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      i think when it comes to other peoples love lifes people that don't matter in mine and kellys feelings should mind their own business. you old hag

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      i think when it comes to other peoples love lifes people that don't matter in mine and kellys feelings should mind their own business. you old hag

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i love and miss you everyday sweet kelly lee lallier

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i never had to steal a girl from another guy and if you have to hide your woman from someone else for years that means you don't deserve her, and you should know a true man stands up for his girl and is not afraid to show her to the world...

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      kelly i wish you meant it when you said you loved me

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      kelly lee lallier i miss you i love you , i wish you would marry me love craig

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      please help kelly lallier i love her

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      kelly i miss u

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i love you kelly lallier from craig

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i love you kelly lallier from craig

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      kelly lallier i will always love my god and worship him freely if you want to try and change me i gues you should think about how i love you and would only wish for you to be happy and would never try to change you because i want you to be you, that is what love means

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      when you love someone you treat them just like you would wish to be treated . this means not try to control which place of worship what things we enjoy doing , you love someone because you simply love them and you cannot find any reason not to love them ,

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      love does not put conditions on a person they just love because they love the person

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      kelly lee lallier i wish i could spend a whole month pampering you with flowers, jewelery , lots of kisses and nice long baths then I could massage you for hours and kiss you all over , am i leaving anything out ?/ and candles and a nice meal with your favorite bottle of wine, and more kisses all because I LOVE YOU BABE FROM CRAIG

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      love means thinking about the other person and their needs more times a day than you think about yourself

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      maybe you didnt get it the first one thousand times i said it i love kelly lallier

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      kelly lee smith lallier i wish i could hold you again and kiss your perfect lips from craig

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      kelly lee lallier i will wait for you 4 ever my heart misses you so much love craig

    • kawasaki18 4 years ago

      kelly smith lallier you are the only one for me , i love you craig

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Only when we walk in the Spirit of GOD.............................................

    • erin-elise 5 years ago

      Of course it can be present in human relationships - most parents love their children unconditionally. I believe people can love each other unconditionally. My grandparents were married for 75 years -- they must have.

    • Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I do believe that a human being can love unconditionally, but this love can only come from God and by the spirit. We can try to love unconditionally on our own, but we will always fail because we, by nature, are limited, but God is limitless. The only way for a relationship to have true love is to have God in the equation.

    • hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      Now that I have found my soul mate, I have to say yes !

    Only God can love without conditions attached.

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      • manatita44 2 years ago from london

        Yes, only God. Do bear in mind that this same God has and will continue to take form in the embodiment of the God-man, be He Christ, Buddha, Ramakrishna or Rama. Rama, Krishna and Ramakrishna was married. The story goes that the Buddha's wife returned and became a disciple after he attained God-realisation. Point here is that it is possible but only when the Soul and Heart embodies God fully, as in these mentioned Souls. Still, human love is also capable of great loftiness and sublimity. Life is full of great examples.

      • 'Vikk Simmons 6 years ago from Houston

        I'd like to think so but sometimes I think my dogs do a better job. :) We are what we are and that's often a complicated mess.

      • Glenn619 6 years ago

        I say no cause then we would be perfect and like there would be no fights and arguments. Unconditional belongs to God alone. Humanly speaking its impossible

      What does it mean to have a heart of love? What are some of the benefits people receive when they are loved unconditionally? Did you enjoy this lens? I would enjoy it if you took a few moments to share your thoughts.

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          ITS KINDA FUNNY HOW SOMEONE ALWAYS WANTS TO PUT THERE 2 CENTS IN WHERE IT DOESN'T BELONG . THIS NIKI SIMMONS SOUND LIKE A REAL WINNER i WONDER HOW MANY FAILED RELATIONSHIPS SHE'S HAD?? i HOPE SHE IS NOT MISTREATING THOSE DOGS ???

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          a heart of love to me , is someone that thinks of their partners needs and wants more times during the day than his /her own needs. when you love someone you are willing to give all of yourself to make your partners happiness number one priority in your life. Kelly . i would do anything for you not matter if we are together or apart , I love you more than anything....

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          when i said i love kelly lallier i said it because either fat , skinny , no money . cripple , blind never being able to make love , I LOVE KELLY LALLIER< not bevcause i wish to change who her friends are or to tell her what so should do . if you love someone don't try to control them , just love that person,

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          kelly lee lallier you know you have the nicest kisses don't you.. i miss them at night , in the morning and all day long honnnnnnnnnnney

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: kelly lee you know its you its always been you , my relatives have lied to me all these years , and hid everything from me you know i always wanted you and nothing and no one ever meant as much as you. i can say I LOVE YOU 2 you because I mean it and I would do anything to have you again , ONCE YOU HAVE HAD THE BEST , I DON'T NEED THE REST. MY LOVE FOR YOU ALWAYS KELLY , LVE CRAIG

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          when you have a special woman -n- your heart no one else will do , call it what you like , i call love that lasts 4 ever its you and me me my honey bunny , to sweet kelly lee from c g g

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          today in order to obtain something you want you should not be crooked like everyone else and use money to buy your way out you need to be honest which no one is because they love to cheat . kelly, my words are true when i say I LOVE YOU. And if my health was ok i would work 5 jobs to have you

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          kelly lee lallier you are so pretty right down to your toes, love see's the beauty of a womans heart and kelly lee lallier has such beautiful qualities she doesn't even see them that's what makes her so beautiful. a man would be very priveleged to have her love. for it is an endless emotion just waiting to be carresed

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          my heart belongs to you kelly lee smith lallier love craig g gilman

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          Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          Wishing you much love, peace, happiness and blessing today and always! :)

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          Senora M 6 years ago

          Great lens! Thanks for sharing it!

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          GiftsBonanza 6 years ago

          Such a lovely lens :)

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          jackieb99 6 years ago

          Relationships are all about love. Just figuring it all out.

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          'Vikk Simmons 6 years ago from Houston

          Interesting take on the challenge. Nice job.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          If you love one person give your heart to him/her.

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          ex girlfriend back

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          bdkz 6 years ago

          Great job Norma!

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          Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          A heart of love, as Christ put it, is one that gives his or her life for the other. Marriages would work if one always made the other a priority, but alas, in most cases it seems to be about "me, myself and I". God give us a heart to love like you do!

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          hayleylou lm 6 years ago

          It's great to feel loved and also to have someone to love. After all love makes the world go around :)

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          Kelsey-Budden-16 6 years ago

          This lens is nice. :)