What is love?
The Oxford dictionary defines love as an intense feeling of romantic attachment based on an attraction felt by one person for another; intense liking and concern for another person, typically combined with sexual passion. But is it really just that? Is love the thing that makes people feel great and do the un imaginable? Is it the feeling of light headedness or the gush of butterflies in your stomach when you see the person you love?Or is it a feeling people confess to others when they want to manipulate and use them? I also don’t know.
But there are a few things I know that can be tell tale signs of love. Read till the very end.First and foremost, love is what you perceive it to be. We human beings are full of diversity and thus our love languages differ. However, all that hollywood romanticization of being light headed and butterflies doing a dance in the stomach is a very mundane way of recognizing love.
Love springs from the creator of heaven and earth, the Alpha and Omega, God. And since we are made of God, we are love. God created three main types of love: Phileo (brotherly love) Eros (romantic love) and Agape (spiritual love) In our lives today however, relationships top the list of being part of the things that cause us frustration and confusion. And why is something that should be naturally occurring to us be so difficult even after all this evolution? It is because we do not do it like God purposed us to. We are in a hurry to get the profits before putting in the work.So hey, love is purposing to be the right person always not just when it is convenient to you.
Love is your dad or mum providing you with your needs so your life is ‘smoother’. Love is wanting to see the other person grow and fulfill their dreams. Love is leaving that job, that relationship, that friendship, that is making you beat and lose yourself.Love is saying a silent prayer for the benefit of the other person.
Love is looking at the other person and feeling so lucky to have them with you.Love is purposing to be faithful to your partner even when you just got into a fight and the relationship has allegedly lost its ‘spark’.Love is reading early enough so that you don’t have to #attack at sunrise and other short stories. (Haha)Love is You and I. And finally, love is you reading this piece and sharing and liking it. Lol!