LOVE – A simple and sweet four letter word - craze for present generation and pride for the older lot. Sometimes, I do wonder what love is all about. Becoming an insomniac, thinking of some one in particular, butterflies in stomach, heart beat rising fast at one instant and going slow at the same instant, loss of appetite. Is that all what love is about………..Naaaaaa!!!! Must be something more to it......
Well, Dr.M.Scott Peck (author of The Road Less Travelled) explains – Love is too large, too deep to be truly understood or measured or limited within the frame work of words. Its actually the will to extend ones’ self for the purpose of nurturing one’s or another’s spiritual growth. The act of loving is an act of self - evolution even when the purpose of the act is someone else’s growth. Love is an act of will which implies choice. No matter how much we may think we are loving, if we are infact not loving, its because we have chosen not to love.
Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without each other but choose to live with each other. When we require another individual for our survival, we become a parasite on that individual. There is no choice, no freedom involved in the relationship. It is a matter of necessity rather than love.
Love is too vast to be explained. To some it can be a feeling, for others it can be a sort of commitment. I think being in love should mean - “Expect little and seek to give more”.
(Some portions of this post is taken from “The Road Less Travelled” – By Dr.M.Scott Peck)