What is Love?



Love what is love?

People describe it as that enormous feeling that makes your heart sing, transform you and make you a better person. What is love is there an adequate definition of love, are we even meant to define love? Maybe we are just meant to feel it, a powerful emotion such as love is undefinable.
But what is really love then? Have I ever been in love? I sometimes wonder... or in lust, or maybe I have always been in love with the whole idea of being in love.


When I was younger I dreamed of everlasting love where he would sweep me off my feet and swear that he would love me until I die. We would run away explore the world talk about the stars and the cosmos at 3 am, we would belong to each other, and love each other with every fibre of our being. Is that what really love is all about, to find your missing part that will make you feel whole. As everything in life, nothing last forever the everlasting love is nothing but a fairy-tale reality is different. Love and Lost an antonym or synonym.

...what is lost? that feeling that someone rips your heart out of your body but somehow you are still alive. Waking up in sweat in the middle of the night wishing that it was just a dream and then realising that it wasn't and the only thing you wanna do is scream until you have no voice until your throat hurts and hurts.

....what is real and what is an illusion you think. Maybe it was just an illusion; your need, to be loved and the fear of being alone has created the perfect illusion a utopia, but you know, deep inside you know... that nothing is real, your "love" his/her "love" does not exist.

...will I ever be understood? will I be ever be accepted? will I ever be loved?
A daily string of thoughts of constant disbelief that none of the above will ever happen. But what is love really? Living in a world where everyone and everything must follow the same exact lead being an outcast means you will be sentenced to a life of isolation with no one around you. Does being understood weights more that being loved or by being loved means you are being understood?
Not really, loving someone it doesn't mean you understand them, you can feel as isolated in a warm hug as in a cold dark room. Therefore, their love is not real, maybe is the illusion that it was mentioned above because you can't truly love someone if you don't understand them and accept them right?


How do you perceive love?

24 comments

  1. Its true..when i was younger, I perceived illusion as love. I am glad I found my true love..my husband and my daughter now. Love needs hard work though..it is not just about the feeling anymore.

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  2. I perceive real love as unconditional and sacrificial. Both of which I am working on!

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  3. This is really well written. I don't think we will ever truly understand the meaning or the depth of love, but we can see it all around us

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  4. This is a very powerful post. I have definitely suffered from the illusion of love. In my marriage, I feel that love is accepting the whole person - the good and the bad, and cherishing your life with that person enough to constantly work on it.

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  5. I often wonder what love is too, because there has been many times where I have thought that I have been in love but I haven't. When you become detached from the situation you realize. I do love my friends though x By the way love this photo of you, you look like a goddess xxx

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  6. Defining love is definitely a challenge, and it doesn't feel the same everyday. Some days I feel romantic and "in-love" and others I feel challenged, like I have to work on my relationship. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it makes us question how much we are loved. We should all remember that love looks different to everyone and we can't compare one with another.

    Gennifer Rose | www.GenniferRose.com

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  7. Aww lovely post and i think love is whatever we want it to be - no one can define it, its what we feel!

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  8. Love can mean so many different things to different people. Then you have in the types of love. Love for your children might be different than love for your parents.

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  9. Such a powerful post. I think love means different things to different people at different times. I know what I think love is certainly is not what I thought it was 10 years ago and thank goodness for that!

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  10. Love is definitely a hard one to describe. I'm in love and I always say the reason I know I'm in love is because I simply can not imagine life without that person!

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  11. I see love as accepting a person for who she is, wanting for her what she wants for herself and supporting her in becoming her best self. My daughters taught me what love really is.

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  12. Before I properly comment, I actually read the title to your post in the manner of Haddaway "what is love". I'm terribly sorry.

    Love is a complicated creature, and I fear it is different for every one of us. It can be the sweetest thing and the most evil of horrors for how it makes you feel.

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  13. Beautifully written post! I perceive love as putting the person first. It is challenging but I am willing to sacrifice myself for the love of my husband and children

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  14. I think love means different things to different people. I see it a lot differently now I am older and a mother then I did when I was younger and often confused it with lust. x

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  15. Beautiful post .. I think of love as unconditional and always putting the needs of another above your own.

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  16. For me, love is about accepting someone for who they are and what they want to be. It's also about showing value to yourself. To be honest, I have many definitions of love.

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  17. Some great food for thought here. I think love means something different to everyone and shouldn't be used lightly. But I think we'd all agree - we all just want to be loved at the end of the day.

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  18. To me love is self and unconditional love for one's self. Before you can accept love from others and give love, you have to learn to love yourself first.

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  19. I always dreampt of being sweeped of my feet as a child too. I was so lucky to meet my husband when I did :)

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  20. love, oh what a touchy subject! I find that as older as I get, the more interested am I in making sure that I have enough self-love. Romantic love can be overrated, and can lead to some pretty disappointing situations. Blessings!

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  21. I think everyone thinks and believes in love in different ways. I think of it as feeling comfortable with someone, being their friend and putting their feelings ahead of yours

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  22. Love for me is a deep connection of honesty, trust and acceptance. It took me many years to figure out what love was for me

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  23. Love to me is always putting the loved one first and above everything.

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