What is love and how it can last

It is one of the most sought after yet less understood

Diepak Paul

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Love, although as Tolstoy says- exists in the present, and is not lasting, can be made to last. How is what I will explore here at the end. Before that, let us look at the existence of this emotion. We can see emotion has prevailed over human consciousness and finds its primary expression mode in arts and literature. All portions of the society, from infants to politicians, thinkers have experienced it in life. Like we all do. Some have cherished it, some have fought for it, others have made peace with it is helpful, or for it.

What is Love

We all experience it with our life as love of the parent, love of mates, including siblings. Growing up, we learn to love a beloved or lover. Throughout our growth and life, society teaches us two other forms of love: love or loyalty to your nation and God or the faith attached.

Love is a deep sense of affection, care for a person, society, thing, or God, as the literature defines it. Love is when you have little or no resistance from within to give. One is ready to give away all that is within reach and willing to promise what is not present. The purity of love remains intact till the person does not start trying to find reason in the act of love or giving. Love varies from parental to the relationship the lover and beloved share, including the love that friends share. Without contradiction, it is a feeling & thought where there are no questions to answer. To fall in love, one needs to know very little about the one you fall in love with. It is supposed to be an act of unconditional surrender. The one in love acts to give without asking much in return and starting with parental love. The parent has affection, manifested in the parent caring for the child, only expecting the child to be happy and fulfilled. Then comes the love amongst siblings and friends that manifests in being happy and fulfilled with others’ presence. We experience the same feeling of affection for a beloved or lover and experience happiness, and being fulfilled in others’ companies. Then we arrive at a stage when we seek fulfillment by giving to society, where we seek joy in the betterment of a section of the community or the organization. Lastly, there is divine love, where one seeks…

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Diepak Paul

Life gave me much. I published first novel 2011. I am rewriting after my disability due to accident, and stroke. Starting to write here to heal, and be healed.