How do you perceive love?
As per Wikipedia, love is a constellation of emotions and experiences related to a sense of strong affection or profound oneness. The meaning of love varies relative to context. Romantic love is seen as an ineffable feeling of intense attraction shared in passionate or intimate attraction and intimate interpersonal and sexual relationships. Though often linked to personal relations, love is often given a wider connection, a love of humanity, of nature, with life itself, or a oneness with the universe, a universal love or karma. Love can also be construed as Platonic love, religious love, familial love, and, more casually, great affection for anything considered strongly pleasurable, desirable, or preferred, to include activities and foods. This diverse range of meanings in the singular word love is often contrasted with the plurality of Greek words for love, reflecting the concept’s depth, versatility, and complexity.
But most people, under heir normal behaviour, use the term ‘love” in a casual manner. Most of them will say, I have fallen in love. How can one fall in love? In my opinion, it is not falling in love; it is actually discovering love for each other. Love is already there. People discover it at different times. Some people say that it was love at first sight. Some people spend time together for long (in college, in office) and suddenly one day they find that they love the other person.
Some people will say, “I love you and can not live without you”. In a filmy situation, a lover will say that I love you and if can not have and nobody will. Some people will even go to the extreme and give a violent turn to their love. For most of the murders or suicides these days, love is being seen as the reason. Pople have high expecations from the people they love, and when these expectation are not fulfilled they become violent. Throwing acid on girls, even plotting and committing their murder them, are living examples of how wrong we perceive love is.
We should see love as a form of God. God is manifested in us in the form of love. When we love others, we pray to God living within us. When we hate others, the God within us moves away. Love and hate can not live together. The mantra of a better life is — LOVE ALL HATE NONE.