“Love is a many splendored thing, love lifts us up where we belong…all you need is love!” ~ Elephant Medley (Moulin Rouge)
Ah, who could forget those magical three lines as tuned to us by that scrummy little Scotsman, Ewan McGregor?
But what exactly is love?
We all need to love and be loved.
Our entire existence is pretty much centered on falling for it, attaining it, looking for it, trying to keep it, giving it away, getting very upset if it doesn’t come our way — so what is this powerful force about?
The Be All and End All
The dictionary defines love as the intense feeling of deep affection. A rather dull and disappointing description for something that rules our lives but it is very apt.
Intense (‘in’ and ‘tense’ — very tense at times!) feeling of deep (perhaps even bottomless, infinity) ‘affect’ (tion) —the process of being affected.
Crapola, words really don’t even begin to get to the bottom of this profound and exquisite sensation. As Eckhart Tolle once said, ‘words are only pointers to the truth’ (paraphrasing).
Science and Love
Science tries to explain love as a chemical reaction in the brain. That’s all — cut and dry…next problem please!
It makes me chuckle. Everything in this existence can be explained by science but only a tiny, infinitesimal fraction of what its true nature holds.
You can describe the fertilization of an egg as the fusing of sperm and ovum in a ‘chemical reaction’ but that hardly explains the miracle of the entire process. Bah humbug, says I!
I can hold up my middle finger to science and say explain this! “Yes, well, that is the muscular encoding of the brains signal to clutch ones first, second, fourth finger and thumb into a holding position to carry out a point.”
Yes, but that point is far greater than the explanation, isn’t it? The sheer force of my will and intent in raising my middle digit is to send you all sorts of messages that couldn’t possibly be said in such a reputable blog.
The Energy Matrix
Love, although it can’t be proven in a laboratory, is the glue that binds us together.
Without it we are lost. It’s what makes life in 3D bearable and adds to our staying power here. It’s what keeps us tethered to beings on the other side of the veil. It leads us back to Source (or God) in a very inexplicable way.
“I need to LOOOOOOOOOOOVE!!!” ~ Madness (Muse)
Without love, what would the point be? Love is what holds our form together, the egg to our cake — the binding ingredient of existential life and beyond.
What is it exactly? Beats me! All I know for sure is that we can’t do without it. Love is formless, wordless but it sure as hell ain’t meaningless.
Here are some love quotes to get your juices stirring — ola ola!:
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