Love sets the world on fire. It sets you on fire and makes your heart sing. Love brings us to life and carries us to magic, where we hope, dream, and love even more. But love can also break us. It brings out the worst in us and can cause pain.
Love as a word is confusing. There is pressure to use the word in certain situations of expectation. What love is cannot be captured in words; it can only be experienced.
When you feel the force of love permeate your being as you lock eyes with a stranger, then you know what love is. When you can stare into the eyes of a dying person or a suffering animal, left for hunger on a street corner, and it melts your heart, then you know what love is.
If you can find your way to love, live in love, and be love, then you have figured out the secret to life.
Love is and always will be the most vital force in the universe. For in the energy of love, there are no boundaries, there is no duality, love simply is.
Once you capture it, once you feel it and share it with another, you know the reason for living — to become the love you seek, for what you seek is what you are, and what you become is what you behold. Experience the essence of love and never let the feeling slip away.
“If you want to make progress on the path and ascend to the places you have longed for, the important thing is not to think much but to love much, and so to do whatever best awakens you to love.” — St. Teresa of Avila