Literature, music, online forums, and (offline 🙂 ) coffeehouses are full of definitions and interpretations of love. People want to know what love is, what makes them love some people and not others, how long love lasts, what causes it, how the barrier between friendship and love is crossed, and so on. Some people and their ideas about love are confused, some are confident, some are bitter, and others are optimistic. Everybody has their opinions about love.
We are used to thinking that love is something that just happens and, often, just goes away. We think it’s complicated. Sometimes we’re skeptical about it. And we seldom realize how much we are thinking instead of actually loving. Love may be mistaken for mental gymnastics, but it really is not, and it happens at a level much deeper than thought.
Our mind hardly knows how to handle love. True love takes care of itself and it also proves itself. So, the one thing that the mind should do is… mind its own business, because the more you think the more you fear, and the more you fear the less you love. Yes, we could say that the more we think, the less we feel.
I’m hardly dismissing the mind here. I’m only reminding you that love is not for fighting or analyzing. Love is not about obligations, declarations, gifts, rules, artificialities. Don’t let a good thing (the best, some say) fall through the loopholes of your mind. Sincerely love whatever or whoever inspires this feeling deep inside you.