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Wisdom Bite #8: What Is Love Anyway?

by Mark Ament on 10/01/2010

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Osho once said something like “Love is the only mystery there is.”     I agree we don’t know where it comes from, why it’s there or really what it is.

We won’t unravel that mystery here, but today I am wondering what I mean when I say “I love you” to someone.  Is it an simple expression of the way I feel about that person, that I care about them and enjoy being with them?  Or does it go deeper?  Could it be an expression of a certain state of being?

I just found this quote from David Hawkins that captures part of  how I experience what I label “love.”

“Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually it is a state of awareness, a way of being the world, a way of seeing oneself and others.” — from ‘The Eye of the I’

Part of it is a  heightened state of awareness and the other part is feeling really good.  For me there’s really not one without the other.   So when I tell someone I love them, I share both positive feelings and higher consciousness with them.    Simply put,  a very enjoyable and very healthy thing to do.

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Edward Ertl January 11, 2010 at 10:26 am

The love you describe is affection, but what of…
‘That lovin’ feelin’, the exquisite rush of butterflies through your heart and soul? That is a love that is imprinted, we hope mutually. That is a love that is driven by a template born in your genes and only answered by the passing soul who would seize it as a dawn might seize your heart. It lasts a lifetime. Pity so many of us are so quick we choose a simple business arrangement.

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