The Daily Love
A place to Love and be Loved
What is love? I haven’t experienced that feeling at all, so what is love how does it feel when someone is in love?
A TDL Reader
Love is when you feel someone/ something is YOURS. That someone/something counts. You think of them before making your decisions. You feel good being with them. Love spurs you to be your best and live your best life – for yourself as well as for the other person. Love brings joy, and opens you up to ideas/feelings/actions you previously were closed to – helping you to experience and enjoy this world to a greater degree. Love supports you in sorrow and helps you to heal, and it multiplies your happiness. It gives you your reason to live. It adds play, expansion, and movement to your life. And YOU are it’s source.
Love is taking care of yourself. Filling yourself up. What inspires you? What makes you feel good? What is beautiful in your world? Whether it be a cloud in the sky, or an elderly couple holding hands in the park., any and everything and everyone that you feel appreciation for, that’s love. Love is bring in the present moment and awareness of all things. Love is feeling every emotion, happiness, sadness……love is compassion, kindness, understanding and consciousness. Love is affirming all that you are, a Divine Co-Creator with the Uni-Verse. Love is knowing that we all are ONE and that even though we don’t know you…..we are connected to you. Sending you lots of love vibes and love energy right now!
Love is within you 24 hours a day. It has always been there & is non judging, wonderful & beautiful. You do not ever need to look outside of yourself to feel it, just sit in stillness & listen to your own heart. You feel it when you are in touch with what you truly want to feel in this world, when you are truly present & when you look at something so beautiful it blows you away. In this busy world we forget to connect with that unconditional love within us & look outside, I did for many, many years. But when we realise that it is really just within us, along with happiness & joy it brings a miraculous change. Life is never the same once we find it, & nor are we. You learn to love yourself, life & others & then that draws even more love to you. Like a great Oak tree that once planted & nourished will never stop growing & spreading it’s branches outward & drawing more & more nourishing love through it’s roots.
It is hard to believe that love comes from within us when almost everything around us- movies, television, other people- make it seem like it comes from the outside. I think that the best, truest kind of love comes after we can finally believe and practice this. It can be the hardest thing we ever do, but its worth it. Try to remember that the universe knows exactly what its doing.
1 John 4:8
8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Love is wanting good.
Wanting good for someone else, for yourself, for a place or an idea.
It’s not just a feeling, when you get down to it. It’s a choice. Romantically (which I think is what you’re asking?) I choose to love my boyfriend, even when I’m angry at him or irritated, even when I’m scared by life and it’s so much easier to close everyone out. Even when I’m so stressed out and checking out of feeling it because deadlines are here and it’s draining everything, all feeling from me, I choose to love him. He is every inch worth it, even during those stressful times. I don’t have to feel warm and fuzzy, and sometimes life throws you a curve ball so bad you can’t really feel anything at the moment. But it’s what you hold true and choose that matters. He’s stuck with me through some hard times, and I with him, and all I can say to the little voice that got scared when I was feeling so apathetic to him and everyone else? “I choose to love, even if I’m not feeling it right now. This is a symptom, not a sign.” Feelings aren’t always right, because the brain only knows what it knows when you have to interpret emotions. Thoughts pass, and can be symphonies or nonsense. I want him to be happy, healthy, and well. I want to help him get there, and he does the same for me. It only gets deeper from there. We grow together, in the end, because we are wanting only good for each other.
I choose to love my parents, even when they’re irritating me beyond all reason. My brothers. The guy who cut me off in traffic. The former friend I will never ever talk to again because what she did, I didn’t need in my life. I still want her to find peace and happiness, because she was very, very unhappy.
I love my country, no matter how messed up politics are on either side of things. I love freedom and equality, and I choose to do what is good for them.
I can’t very well claim to love them if I choose to do something that only stunts, hurts, and harms them, right?
So, I also choose to love myself.
Love is not something you “fall” into. Love cannot “come” from anyone or anything, nor can it “leave” you or be taken away (don’t let those romance pop songs fool you! . To experience Love, you must first realize that Love is what and who you are. I’m not speaking about romantic emotionality and human definitions of love, which are often more about being attached to people and things and in reality, is not really Love in truth because it’s based on conditionality. Love is a deep, inner peaceful and joyful realization and conviction that you and your life is beautiful just because, and that all is well in your world. It feels pure and authentic. And when you become aware of and feel that kind of inner Love, it’s VERY easy to share it with others – family, friends, coworkers, casual acquaintances and intimate relationships. You will know how to Live, Love and Relate with a level of trust, understanding, compassion, passion, forgiveness, wonder and appreciation that will just feel good to your soul (and to the souls of those around you!). I share this from my own experience. I would offer the book “Love for No Reason” by Marci Shimoff as a great primer on how to start experiencing and expressing love. .
Also The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer and A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson