What is love? Is that not one of THE most frequently asked questions? Yet, at times love can be one of the most common but misunderstood qualities. How can we define love? Where does it come from? Is it a quality that resides only in a select place?
Wow! Questions, questions, questions!
‘Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend’. Martin Luther King Jr
Below is an online dictionary definition of the word ‘love’. Particularly noteworthy are the concluding thoughts that I have italicised.
Origin of the Word "Love"
Comes from the Middle English word luf, derived from the Old English word "lufu." This is akin to Old High German, "luba," and another Old English word, lēof, which means ‘dear’.
Another word related to love, "lubere" or "libere," comes to us from the Romans. This Latin word means 'to please'.
In all words related to the word love, roots relating to dear, pleasing, and cherished may be found, hinting at the deeper transcendent meaning of the modern word.
As human beings, at times we have the propensity to try to narrow various qualities. For example consider the quality of love. Throughout mans history, many have tried to limit, contain and boundary fence the quality of love. How? One of the main ways has been through extreme limited mindset religious bias!
This is a thought I have shared previously in social media. Let me assure you, I am not anti-religion, i am not ant-divine and I am most certainly not anti-God,. However, how can it be acceptable to judge others by a self-limiting belief system? Let me explain further. Would the divine limit love to purely just one group in a certain building? Is it not rather the truth that the divine is love and therefore love exists in all and for all!? Love is without Boundary; Love is limitless; Love does not reside with only one organisation! Love is the inherent birthright of all of us. Why would the divine limit love to just one single corporation? Love is within us, not without us. Love is unifying not divisive and certainly not judgemental. Humans judge, the divine doesn’t!
‘For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give; the more you have. And if you go to draw at the the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is it’s flow’.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The ‘fountainhead’ source of divine love is everywhere; accessible and available to all! It is not limited; it does not have boundaries; it is not exclusive. Rather, love is limitless, free and inclusive.
This week I share my love with you even more. I am paying even more attention, not seeking attention. Last week was the quality of Gratitude. Here is our GLAD acronym (in part):
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Throughout this week, I will be expanding thoughts on the quality of love, particularly self-love.
Take good care of yourself and loves energy to you.
'Feel Loves Energy' is the 3rd track on Rays album 'Garden of Life' (order your CD copy from product page).
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