Love in its most simple form is more then just a emotion, it transcends to a connection to someone, something and beyond time. Yes, love is timeless and you may be asking how could this be possible?
Since humanities early beginnings, love unknown to us was part of our genetic makeup, in mankind's early origins we did not have a name for this emotion an also for the many others we began to understand as part of our human condition. Yet it was their, waiting for us to give it a name, for us to immortalize love in writings, songs and images as humanity began to evolve. Love in its infancy was a animalistic desire to procreate and continue our species, in our early evolution we preoccupied ourselves in just surviving, gathering food and having sex, but one day we left our desire to wander and we stopped being nomadic. We became more comfortable staying in one place and being close to each other, this lead us to understand and evolve our ideals of companionship until one day love became the union of two individual hearts into one.
Unfortunately the ups and downs of our modern society has made love very complicate, love in it's essence has no barriers which limit its true ideals, it does not discriminate with any type of stereo type or bigotry. Humanity is responsible for taking the purity of love and infecting it with the biases that we believe and have created. Love in many ways has become a trivial part of our world when in reality it should be everything.
Perhaps these biases created by humanity are the reason why we cannot truly understand the purpose of this simple emotion or feeling that can complicate the lives of so many. If we could understand at genetic level we are all connected and this connection became a human emotion, then we would not take the ideals of love for granted in every aspect of how we live and love one another.
How do we start to look at love from a different perspective, when we pass on these biases from one generation to another? In order for love to become what it truly was meant to be inside of us, then we must begin to dismantle what we think it is to what it actually is.
In the new international version of the "Holy Bible", 1 Corinthians 13, verses 4-8 and 13 this is how love is describe to be:
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. ...And now these three remain: Faith, Hope, and Love. But the greatest of these is Love."
Now the use of the holy bible and other religious ideas are just examples and in no way is meant to influence any one with any religious concepts, I use it as a view in this case of early human interpretations of love.
But yes the greatest of these is love! If you look in every single religious testament, love is basically described the same way. In the most ancient of text humanity understood what love truly means... yet why are so many people failing at love? Are you one of the many? Have you lost hope? How many times has love not been what you expect it to be?
So many questions, yet how do we find answers to them? One thing that is persistent in the human condition is how individuals interpret love to be. The error in not getting or giving the love you want or desire is because you are being bombarded with preconceptions of how you should love or be loved by someone else.
What if I told you the answer is simple, that you could understand love, how to be loved and how you can love someone else and even yourself. This blog is a journey to find these answers together and I hope you come along for the ride. Love is and will never be simple, but when you truly begin to understand its true purpose it will bring more joy then you can ever imagined to your life.
To be continued...