What is love? How well do we understand the implications of the word love? When does one come to know the essence of love? How should one go about deconstructing the concept or idea of love—to make meaning of it?
Can one know love without first knowing hate or indifference? Can one love completely without self-sacrifice, risk, or loss? Does one genuinely love others? Or does a person express his or her interpretation of what he or she thinks love is?
When was your first encounter with love? In what ways has love evolved since you first experienced it?
Is love built on a solid foundation or is love the foundation? How does one reconcile knowing what s/he loves, but not loving what s/he knows? Is it consequential to know what love isn’t in order to know what love is? Why?
If all of humankind embraced love, would the challenges we now face take care of themselves? Would we evolve to become more empathetic, more connected, and more accepting? Would we reject the social constructs that are keeping us mired in distrust, fear, and contempt for relational intimacy?
Should our use and employment of the word love be bounded by duty, or guided by one’s free will?
Here is the truth about love. Love is revolutionary! When one is willing to sacrifice the essence of his or her existence so that others can have an opportunity to experience happiness, wholeness, and abundance—it is at that moment love is kindled within—empowering and guiding each person to live out the highest and most truthful expression of his or her humanity.
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