definition of love...
January 22, 2007 6:55am CST
Love is a basic dimension of human experience that is variously conveyed as a sense of tender affection, an intense attraction, the foundation of intimacy and good interpersonal chemistry, willing self-sacrifice on behalf of another, and as an ineffable sense of affinity or connection to nature, other living beings, or even that which is unseen. It manifests itself in feelings, emotion, behavior, thoughts, perception and attitude. It influences, underlies and defines major patterns in interpersonal relationships and self-identification do you have an other definition...?
• Melbourne, Florida
22 Jan 07
I love you as you are. It is important that you are the person you want to be and not someone that I or others think you should be. I realize that I cannot know what is best for you although perhaps sometimes I think I do. I've not been where you have been, viewing life from the angle that you have. I do not know what you have chosen to learn, how you have chosen to learn it, or in what time period. I have not walked life looking through your eyes, so how can I know what you need? I allow you to be in the world without a thought or word of judgment from me about the deeds you undertake. I see no error in the things you say and do, in this place where I am. I see that there are many ways to perceive and experience the different facets of our world. I allow, without reservation the choices you make in each moment. I make no judgment of this, for if I were to deny your right to evolution then I would deny that right to myself and all others. To those who would choose a way I cannot walk, whilst I may not choose to add my power and my energy to this way, I will never deny you the gift of Love that God has bestowed within me for all creation, as I love you so I shall be loved, as I sow, so shall I reap. I allow you the universal right of free will to walk your own path, creating steps or to sit a while if that is what is right for you. I will make no judgment of these steps, whether they are large or small, nor light or heavy or that they lead up or down, for this is just my viewpoint. I might see you do nothing and judge it to be unworthy and yet it may be that you bring great healing as you stand blessed by the light of God. I cannot always see the higher picture of divine order. I acknowledge your right to determine your future. In humility, I bow to the realization that the way I see is best for me but does not have to mean that it is also right for you. I know that you are led as I am, following the inner excitement to know your own path. I know we each learn in our own unique way in order to bring that love and wisdom back to the whole. I know that if there were only one way to do something, there would need to be only one person. I will not only love you if you behave in a way I think you should, or believe in those things I believe in, I understand you are truly my brother/sister though you may have been born in a different place. I know that every living thing is part of God. I live my life in loving service, being the best me I can, becoming wiser in the truth, becoming happier in the joy of unconditional love. I will love without the condition that the love be returned to me or that the person of that love remain within my contact. I will love you for no other reason than there is simply no other alternative but to love you. To love unconditionally you need to be prepared to allow your heart, to be emptied and refilled many times. Each time your heart is filled and then emptied you will experience pain. This is simply an indication that you are growing, I accept it with grace and gratitude, knowing that Love is never, ever wasted.