The paradox of love

The paradox of love

The paradox of love is that it is supremely free yet attaches us with bonds stronger than death.
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It is one of the most difficult questions for mankind. Centuries have passed by, relationships have bloomed and so has love. But no one has given the proper definition of love. You have to go all the way to find it. No matter how you define it or feel it; love is the eternal truth in the history of mankind. Poets and authors have tried to define love, whereas scientists have only recently started.

Many of us know intuitively that love is one of the major purposes of living; that connection is inherent in all that we do, and without love, we cannot survive as a species.

First, let’s start off with what love isn’t. Love doesn’t look for greener pastures. Love doesn’t boast. It doesn’t try to build itself up to be something it isn’t. It doesn’t act in a loose, immoral way. It doesn’t seek to take, but it willingly gives. It doesn’t lose its temper. It doesn’t keep changing its mind.

So, what exactly true love is? Love is patient, love is kind. It has no envy, nor does it boast about itself and it is never proud. It rejoices over the evil and is a seeker of the truth. Love protects preserves and aspires for the positive aspects of life. It enhances relationships and comforts the soul. Love is experienced and not just felt. The depth of love cannot be measured. Look at the relationship between a mother and a child. The mother loves the child unconditionally and it cannot be measured at all.

A different dimension can be attained between any relationship with the magic of love. Love can be created. You just need to focus on the goodness of the other person. If this can be done easily, then you can also love easily. And remember we all have some positive aspect in us, no matter how bad our deeds may be.

Love is the one thing that can never hurt anyone, although it may cost dearly. The paradox of love is that it is supremely free yet attaches us with bonds stronger than death. It cannot be bought, sold or bargained for there is nothing it cannot face; love is life’s greatest blessing. But where to find love? Where does love come from? Well, love is who we are. Love is intrinsic to human nature. But when we lose sight of the fact that we are love, we start looking for it outside in objects, people and possessions.

However, with spiritual understanding, I can constantly remind myself that I am the soul; a loving soul and child of the supreme soul, the Ocean of Love. As I connect with God, the Supreme Soul, the pure qualities of peace and love start overflowing within me. It is God’s love that makes us who we are. It teaches us to love ourselves and to love others. As incorporeal God Shiva in this confluence age, says “Love all, trust Me and Drama; and do wrong to none.”

By BK Preeti

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