Poetry

Thoughts on Love

Happy Valentine's Day, people! Before we get too deep into cards with teddy bears and heart shaped boxes full of chocolate, let's take a moment to appreciate real love. It's not always romantic. When best applied it extends not to those you care for most, but those who you may have an urge to punch in the face. Love is not a feeling or a destination to race towards in a relationship. It's not the three words, "I LOVE YOU." 

Real love is deep, wide, expansive, infinite. Love is the invisible string that binds us to one another. Love is being patient in line at Starbucks. Love is looking people in the eye. Love is action. It's not how you feel, it's how you strive to live. With presence, compassion, kindness, a generous and open heart. 

  

Adapted from Swami Sivananda’s Bliss Divine

Love is the law of life. 

To love is to fulfill the law. 

And to fulfill the law means eternal peace and everlasting happiness.

This world has come out of love. 

It exists in love. 

It finally dissolves in love. 

Love is the motive-power of the universe.

Love is constructive and creative. 

Love binds and builds. 

Love is the principle of regeneration.

 Love is an actual substance you can use with confidence. 

Love is a positive, concrete thing. 

He who applies the law of love with scientific precision can work wonders. 

The law of love is a far greater science than any modern science. 

The law of love prevails among saints and good men.

To live is to love. 

To love is to live. 

You live that you may learn to love.

There is no virtue higher than love; there is no treasure higher than love; there is no knowledge higher than love, there is no law higher than love; there is no religion higher than love; because love is truth.