This is the question that almost all people ask at least once in their lifetimes. I’ve asked this question may times myself. But you know what? The more I seek the answer, the more it eludes me. But there are some things that I’ve realized are true.
1. Love cannot be defined.
Love is not something you can google or look up in a dictionary. It’s not something that you can put in a box, observe, take notes and look at. No, love is alive. It is breathing, moving. You can’t imprison it, no matter how hard you try.
2. Love means caring.
Love means caring and caring comes in different ways. You can care through words, through touch, through gifts. There is no standard. There is no guide to be followed. When you love, you care. Period.
3. Love doesn’t mean that you lose yourself.
Most people are scared of love. Most parents fear the moment that their children will fall in love and end up losing who they are. But believe me, love doesn’t do that. Sure, you compromise. You let go of a lot of things. You change. Love chnges you. But it does not make you lose yourself. You are still you, no matter how much you give to someone. Your life, yes, YOUR LIFE, goes on. You wake up, you go to work, you mingle with friends. Your life outside of your relationship stil exists because love is meant to be an extension of who you already are.
4. Love cannot be measured.
I’ve been told so many times to not give out too much love. But how can that be possible? How can you love and not give all? How can you feel something and hold back? Why torture yourself like that? Love cannot be measured because love never runs out. Anytime, anywhere you can always love a little more, care a little more.
5. Love means staying.
Love means staying, simple as that. No matter what the situation is, you stay. No matter how mad you are, or how frustrated, or how confused, you stay. Because that’s what love does. It sticks by you. It doesn’t leave you.
6. Finally, everybody deserves love.
Don’t choose the people you give out love to. Everyone deserves love. It doesn’t matter who they are or where they’ve been. Aren’t we all himans, after all?
You see, love is not something that should be defined, it’s something that should be felt. Love is not meant to be tucked away, love is meant to be given out. Let go of fear and just love.