Once a well-known artist Jimi Hendrix once said “when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace”. I was captivated by these words when I came across this quote randomly. This reminded me of the words of William Gladstone in the 1800’s, “we look forward to the time when the power of love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessing of peace.” He is right, love is an antidote to achieve peace and blessings.
Robert. A. Heinlein in his book Stranger in a Strange Land said “love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own”. Nicholas sparks also said that ‘love is like the wind; you can’t see it but you can feel it. I would like to believe that these are all fact, because everyone go through these phases of love in our various life cycle.
However, we all have different experiences. Love is as important to the mind and heart, as oxygen is important for human existence. The less connection you have, the more you seek for it. One popular myth in our society today is that love happens, but then the question is does love truly happen? How would you know when it happens?
The concept of love stirs up a lot of ideas in our society today, the media as well have played a major role in influencing what it is. Some think that love is overrated, some think it doesn’t come to stay. Some leave and experience love according to the moment. What is your take?
To some love is an answer to many rhetorical question, some think love helps sustain life and happens to be what remains after life. As human we are still steadily experiencing love everyday, even though we don’t exactly know we do. Emily Dickinson a poet wrote “love is anterior of life, posterior of death; initials of creation and the exponent of Earth”. These are strong words I must say. Consciously and subconsciously we stay intent to spreading love and in most cases to receiving it.
The ability to love someone unconditionally opens gate for a better present and a more aspiring future. To love, we also need to acknowledge the fact that we need to accept, respect and appreciate another and everything about the other with everything we have. But then my question for you is, do we love for a reason? Do we need to love for a reason?
The world we leave in today have shaped love, making some believe that love is meant to be passion, intimacy and commitment. Is this true?
Once I had the opportunity to sit with a mother, and we talked intensively about love. Just then I discovered that every bit of what she had to say about the topic was buttressed with the word patience. Then I asked, do I need to be patient for the rest of my life to love? And she could not provide a definite answer other than “I have saved my marriage with patience”. Then I asked myself is this what love must offer. Do you think love is all about patience?
These questions will leave most of us arguing, some thinking, some meditating, some in doubt and some lost. Like I said we all different and so we see love differently. However, the power of love still has the abilities to leave butterflies in your tommy. This should make you think and imagine, what love offers. Do you think you can make the best from it?