What is Love?

datakat's picture

Average: 3.8 (4 votes)

It’s interesting, love.
I’m not sure I have ever really known what it means.
Does is sit in our minds, our brains, our hearts,
our spirits, our souls, our emotions, all of these?

Why does intimacy change feelings for someone?
They are still the same person with or without intimacy
Is that not so?

Is it the attachment, the expectation?
The responsibility of being connected
at another level that allows ego to cloud our being?

Or is it societies understanding and portrayal
of what love is or should be
that makes us judge against ourselves,
against others for what is naturally occurring?

In the bigger scheme of things, what consequence
does letting go bring about?
If we could see further we might feel better
but if we allow ourselves to trust,
to know that the universe is answering
our prayers and intentions, then we may know
that all works out as it should, it is what it is
it shall be what it shall be

And when we move on to the next attachment
to the next awareness, to the next lesson
we then give gratitude for what was
because without what was, there is no what is

So then, is love sharing here, now, this moment
with another being, energies flowing
connections sparking growth
here now, together, forever in now?
Exactly what we asked for, what we chose?

It’s amazing that we get lost in agenda and ego
When the love is right here, right now
But we forget to be with it and
instead create chaos amongst the love
that flows freely outside of ego and agenda

But in the end, it all happens as it should
to allow our growth and understanding
and to realize that love just is
like being, it’s not doing
it’s just there, its energy, its everywhere

Part of this process, my path, is feeling
the feelings, thinking the thoughts
breathing the breath of what is
coming and going through me
at this moment in my awareness

to feel, to know, to think,
to sense, to hear, to smell
to cry, to yell, to shout
to be, right here right now
in love

datakat's picture

or is love just a word?

or is love just a word?

datakat | Thu, 07/03/2008 - 02:58
crazydiogene's picture


Love is everything and love is nothing. Love is not a realization you cant realize it .Its just happen you cant realize it .Its a music when you love to someone your music and its music become one.Its a dance so enjoy it.

crazydiogene | Sat, 08/09/2008 - 05:28
pradeepkatoch's picture


Is love happens to be once or twice ?

pradeepkatoch | Sun, 07/26/2009 - 08:28
Omkaradatta's picture


Love is the desire for union between self and other.

Because of this, it is different than other desires.

For, all other desires hinge on this imagined dis-union.

An actual self and actual other cannot unify.

This is a clue that "self" and "other" are only imaginary.

Otherwise, how could one desire the impossible?


Omkaradatta | Sun, 07/26/2009 - 10:05
Phroggy's picture


The desire for union is also hinged on imagined disunion. I seem to have missed the difference.

Phroggy | Mon, 07/27/2009 - 04:09
Omkaradatta's picture


Yes; there cannot be love between two without imagined disunion.

Nisargadatta: "In dream you love some and not others. On waking up you find you are love itself, embracing all. Personal love, however intense and genuine, invariably binds; love in freedom is love of all."


Omkaradatta | Mon, 07/27/2009 - 05:10
enlight's picture

The most genuine description of love

The best description I have ever read of love was in a post here. I will try to locate it in a minute.

It was so genuine and devoid of any cultural influences and one of the main issues refuted there was our misconception that love first needs someone and then it establishes while if we inspect it closely we easily see that it is an energy that when flows, a someone can appear.

Here I found it: First look for love then for someone to love


enlight | Mon, 07/27/2009 - 07:57
Omkaradatta's picture

Can a description of...

Can a description of anything, be genuine?

"Hey look, words are appearing, there's a computer monitor, a chair, etc"

Does this actually say something about 'what is'?

Descriptions are not genuine, aside from genuinely being a description ;-).


Omkaradatta | Mon, 07/27/2009 - 09:41
enlight's picture

Of course not

The blog I was referring to was a genuine description of the phenomenon of love not of love.

Of course words cannot convey emotions, sensations or anything related to "truth". The discrete can not depict the continuous. This is why we are only left with our personal direct experience to verify and realize things.

Yet in poems, koans and other manipulations of texts, the space between words which is influenced by the certain words used, but is not the words themselves, can convey much more and can communicate with deeper layers than the analytical mind. This is the power of poems and koans. Yet, even this magical means cannot reach truth.

enlight | Mon, 07/27/2009 - 18:16
datakat's picture

ha ha.. my ears were ringing

I haven't been on this site for a while and for some reason I came on today, where there are many posts to what I originally wrote. I "love" all the posts and am so happy to read them. Thank you!

Kathy :)

datakat | Tue, 07/28/2009 - 02:24
Ahimsananda's picture

Remove the self and the "other", and what is left?

When the self and the "other", God or mortal, is removed, only the Love is left. That is what we are. Love is your true nature.


Ahimsananda | Fri, 07/30/2010 - 17:53
LoveBeing's picture

Thank you very much.. :-)

I liked the end and enjoyed it..

Gil :-)

We Are God Enough! :-)

LoveBeing | Wed, 10/06/2010 - 18:13