What is love?

Love is everything. Every expression of life, every action, intent, every state of being, every consciousness, is love. Love exchanges, joins, spirals, refines, elevates and transmutes the dense and the angular. Love flows and ripples with laughter over the rocks of stubborn belief and ambition. Love circles and soars free from personality, and looking down at the ego, sings its joyous melody. Love is everywhere and everything. And yet we do not see it. We only identify certain sensations as love. In this categorising of love we lose its essence and its ubiquity. It is literally the fabric of the universe. The Bible says, 'God is everywhere and everything' and 'God is love' - it is that simple.

In our chosen perception of reality, we often lose our connection to the divine and to love in duality. Our love for our husband or wife, children, car or job is like a picked flower. Once we identify it with specific relationships or objects of love, cut off from love for all creation, it will eventually wilt.

Tread lightly for beneath your feet are your fragile loves, the flowers of your divine essence. Speak gently for the breeze you move is your heart unfurling like as rose. Watch softly for your gaze is a hailstorm in another place. Act with infinite delicacy for everything, here and there, near and far, real and not; all are love, and all are in you, and all are you, and all are Goddess God.

Your breath is the breath of Goddess God, your eyes his/her eyes. That gaze is infinitely powerful, as are you, for you are the loving instrument of Goddess God. He/She is in you and sees through you. 

No love is more powerful nor gentle than this loving look, this instant of love, that radiates out from your heart, from your eyes through all time and space, only to return back, shining through millions of yous and theys to become again and always the light of the one love, the light of Goddess God that you are.

What is Love?

We search for love. We yearn for it. We seek it everywhere and when we find it we are intoxicated by the heady beauty of the emotion, of our true self.

We know love heals us. We don't need a scientist or doctor to tell us. Every human knows that when love is truly present it brings harmony, and a person lives in joy and happiness, in tranquility and peace. The Joy of love permeates our every smile.

We find unconditional love in simple kindnesses.

We find spiritual love in devotion to Gods and Goddesses.

We find love with our beloveds, holding hands and staring into moonlit eyes for something deep, something intimate and personal to us.

We find love in passion and compassion; family and strangers; the tangible and the intangible.

Love is the food of our soul, the music of our life.

Love is quite simply the most intangible expression of humanity; it is at a fundamental level both what we are and what makes us divine.
There is only Love.

When emotions are exhausted, when there is nothing more to be said, when you find yourself saying goodbye to someone close to you, there is nothing left but love.

My heart exploded with love for Her. When the psychic dust had settled, there was nothing left but a shining bright crystal core, like a magnificent multi-dimensional diamond.

I knew it was Love. I knew that there was only Love. I saw it. I felt it. I knew it.


What is Love?

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Bernadette & Alexander, 2009

What is Love?

There's Only Love. There's Only Love. There's Only Love in this World.
Sinead O'Connor.

What is Love?

All you need is Love.
The Beatles

What is Love?

Love, like truth and beauty, is concrete. Love is not fundamentally a sweet feeling; not, at heart, a matter of sentiment, attachment , or being "drawn toward". Love is active, effective, a matter of making reciprocal and mutually beneficial relation with one's friends and enemies.
Carter Heyward

What is Love?

Infantile love follows the principle: "I love because I am loved". Mature love follows the principle: "I love because I love". Immature love says: "I love you because I need you". Mature love says: "I need you because I love you".
Erich Fromm

What is Love?

Love in the eyes of children shows it's simplicity and depth.

When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love. Rebecca- age 8

When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth. Billy - age 4

Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other. Karl - age 5

Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs. Chrissy - age 6

Love is what makes you smile when you're tired. Terri - age 4

Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she
takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the
taste is OK. Danny - age 7

Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss Emily - age 8

Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. Bobby - age 7

If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,'
Nikka - age 6

Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.
Noelle - age 7

Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well. Tommy - age 6

During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore. Cindy - age 8

My mommy loves me more than anybody you don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night. Clare - age 6
Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.
Elaine-age 5

Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford. Chris - age 7

Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day. Mary Ann - age 4
I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones. Lauren - age 4

When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you. Karen - age 7

Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.' Mark - age 6

You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget. Jessica - age 8

A four year old child whose next door neighbour was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbour, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry".

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