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What is your definition of love?

  1. Wondering SLO profile image59
    Wondering SLOposted 3 years ago

    What is your definition of love?

    I am studying the idea and word love, and am looking for specific answers on your idea of love, specifically, what is love, how do you receive it?(if it can be received) and how do you show it?(if it can be shown)

  2. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    Love is an emotion/feeling of deep caring and admiration for another.
    It also varies in intensity depending on whether it's parental love, friendship love, sibling love, family love, love for a pet, a car/material item, or intimate relationship love. Healthy love contains reciprocity.
    There is no "universal way" of showing and receiving love.
    Everyone has their own criteria or perceived expectations of how love is supposed to look like or be demonstrated. We also have our own litmus tests as well. "If you {really loved me}  (you) would....etc"
    Ask anyone: How do you know when you are loved?
    The answer will vary from one person to another. I suppose when it comes to romantic love the goal is to find someone who {naturally} loves you "the way" (you) need to feel loved and vice versa.
    Otherwise someone will be trying to get another to be who they are not or do things that are not natural for them to "prove" their love.

    1. Wondering SLO profile image59
      Wondering SLOposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      With the answers varying, may i ask how you personally know you are loved? Thank you for the great comment!

  3. Tusitala Tom profile image60
    Tusitala Tomposted 3 years ago

    Love is the 'authentic' you.  That is what we all are at our essence.  I recently asked of my Higher Self, "What is the authentic me expressing?"  The answer came back:  "Love, Tom, Love, and all of the attributes you know express the divinity and inclusiveness of what your true self is."

    It's also been said that love and freedom are synonymous.  And a recent reminder of what freedom is:  "Total freedom is complete unconcern with the self."   If there seems to be an anomaly here it is probably because most of us confuse our 'imagined self' our 'self image' or ego with our authentic or Real Self.

  4. ananceleste profile image72
    anancelesteposted 2 years ago

    This question is presented perfectly;
    1.What is love?
    The feeling of completion, giving yourself totally, without holding nothing back. Without regrets. Surrender and sacrifice.
    2.How do you receive love?
    Trusting in it's purity. With an open heart.
    3.How do you show it?
    If it's real love it will come naturally , a word, an action. Making sure that the object of your affections is really happy. Even if that means they are away from you. 

    Is true, in a perfect world all true love must be reciprocated. But most people can say that is possible to love someone even if they don't love you back.