What is love?
In life, there comes a time when we meet a person and are instantly(or otherwise) drawn towards them. Maybe its the first time we are feeling this attracted to someone or maybe not! How do we know if this is what you call as "LOVE"? If What you are feeling is permanent or not? What if this feeling turns out to be nothing but infatuation or plainly an addiction?
Love is the only word which is so hard to explain. Love can never be easily defined. What then? How are we to know"What love really is?" So many questions in our minds and yet so complicated answers we usually get!
Here is my view on 'love' , though I can't explain the whole thing right, I'm just giving it a try:-
First of all 'Love' is not just a mere word but rather it's a feeling;a feeling that cannot be expressed even with the help of a million words.'Cause when you are in love, your heart starts feeling an unknown thing. The beat of your heart changes its rhythm and all your wounds start healing.
'Love' is when you feel an ocean full of care and affection for someone & you feel it without any conditions or promises in return. Not that u dont want anything in return but you are ready to accept whatever comes your way through that person, whether its acceptance or rejection, love or pain, without thinking even for a minute, for a teeny weeny second of stopping to love him/her. Because love is not a button you can press start or stop anytime you want.. True love remains in your heart forever without any conditions or quid pro-quo's.
'Love' is when you are furious with them and yet you forget everything and run into their arms, wen u see them kneeling in front of you. It's when you are ready to cross a thousand miles and a million oceans just to be there for them when he/she needs you.. It's all about caring for that one person who walks into your life and turns your whole world upside down. Its all about looking into that person's eyes and forgetting the rest of the world & getting drowned.
'Love' is all about the happiness that emanates from you when you are with that "One special someone". and when you are apart, you feel like a part of you is left behind. Love is all about sharing your worries, while taking away his/her tears and turning them into beautiful smiles. Its about knowing it from deep within your soul that no matter what happens, no matter how many obstacles come your way, you will always want that person forever... No matter what!!
We have often heard people say that Love is "Unconditional". But what does it actually mean? It means that love is not just based on attraction or compatibility or great chemistry..Well now, how can I say this with such confidence? I can say this because 'True love' stands all traps of time and for that we need something greater than just Attraction (What if we get attracted to another beautiful girl/guy?) Compatibility (What if we find someone more compatible than our current partner?), Great chemistry (What if we meet someone and are sure he/she is the one but out of the blue we discover that we don't share a great chemistry with them.Should we let go because of just one factor? Definitely not!). Isn't love supposed to be accepting and loving that person for who they actually are? Isn't it about discovering their true inner self?
Love is boundless of any conditions or factors. It is just the mere care you feel for someone and knowing with all your heart that u wanna wake up each morning beside them. It is knowing that He/she is the person u wanna kiss good night for the rest of your existence. It is to be aware that losing that person will be like losing yourself and that's why you would never wanna let them go inspite of all the bumps and hurdles you may have to come across. Loving someone is like you are signing an invisible bond with yourself; a bond that you would love that person inspite of all the negativities and will accept him/her even in their worst conditions/situations.
Love is not about loving today, fighting tomorrow & walking out the day after that. But its all about living today, forgiving tomorrow & holding on to them forever even when things get out of your hands. Love is not about wanting them now & losing interest the next second. But its all about Needing them now and loving them forever even when things are going bad..
So, guys love is basically about living with that special someone and life is about loving and caring for that one person always and forever, for the rest of your eternity.
© Copyright Hajira Ehsan
Can't move on
- Can't move on- Poem
Night is pulling me into its darkness, Ur face is all I can see when I close my eyes. I hear your voice ringing deep in my ears I lie awake & pray for it to be daylight. Tears slowly drift down my...
I Love You- Poem
- I Love You- A poem
Every time you look at me,My happiness knows no bound.I feel blessed and my feet leave the ground.When I see you smiling,A sweet fragrance spreads everywhere.And I can't stop myself from flying in the air.When...
Manuel on April 22, 2015:
When I fell in love I tried to express my feelings via videos that I sent my crush. Like this one:
We have been together for two month now :)
Cathy Nerujen from Edge of Reality and Known Space on July 09, 2014:
What a beautiful hub about love. You really hit on the subject full on. You mention most of the elements that go towards making love possible... attraction, passion, chemistry, compatibility, honesty, loyalty, respect, openness and understanding, not judging....
It is multiplied by two when the other person feels the same way about us. When that happens... wow, it is just heavenly...
There are other aspects to love and to a great relationship. I have been in a long term relationship with the same person for a few years now. Your hub covers the bases to what makes a great love in a relationship.
Thank you for sharing. I'm a fan of your great hubs.
SocialWorker on February 24, 2013:
Please read this one as well.
Love lust or infatuation?
Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on January 17, 2013:
Exceptional hub :) well done
keep up the good work
Have a bless day
Bill Blackburn from Twentynine Palms, California on November 29, 2012:
I can say that I love your writing! Aside from some minor grammar issues which is likely a cultural nuance, I find your writing skills and style to be superior to most that I've seen. You have a talent; keep on with it!
Cracknutcase (author) from India,bangalore on July 22, 2012:
Thank you Sahil and Ssiddhanta.. :)
Have a nice day
sahil on July 17, 2012:
love happens once in a life.u cant keep changing peoples in ur life bcoz thats nt love my dear friends tht is just an attraction so plz take care of ur selfs dnt break ur hearts.
Cracknutcase (author) from India,bangalore on July 09, 2012:
@Misha Sharma- Happy to help :)
Thanks for reading..
misha sharma on July 07, 2012:
really osum hv helped me to undrstnd luv in a better way thnku thnxx a lot
Cracknutcase (author) from India,bangalore on February 26, 2012:
@Rajan Jolly- Thank you for your heart-warming comment.
Yes its sad to see people falling in and outta love so casually these days instead of making things work. Love is about holding on and it needs time and lots of patience which seems to be declining these days.
May you be blessed with love for eternity.
Thank u :)
Cracknutcase (author) from India,bangalore on February 26, 2012:
@Tom Hellert- I totally agree with u Tom. Now that u have pointed it out, Yes love is a combination of innumerable emotions.
Take care and Have a nice day :)))
Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 19, 2012:
Hajira, a wonderful hub. You have a very wise head on your young shoulders. This is heartening to see in these times when being in love today and out of love tommorrow is becoming the norm in our society.
Love is more of giving than expecting.
Love is forever.
Voted up and awesome.
tom hellert from home on January 10, 2012:
I gotta say-I have never agreed that love is an emotion- happiness, sadness, sorrow, elation, Its just me but love and hate are NOT emotions they are a combination of emotions- meta-feelings if you will. IN LOVE ANY NUMBER OF EMOTIONS CAN EXIST as in HATE as well-no single emotion is love- nor hate- its like not 1 person can be considered a typical Indian or american...yet we classify all those as such. Too many emotons go into love. It is in that that we et confused as to what love is or isn't. but thats just me....
Cracknutcase (author) from India,bangalore on May 17, 2011:
Thank you so much for leaving such a beautiful comment. You just made my day :)
Love is such a complex feeling that cannot be easily explained or defined. I'm glad you found what you were looking for. Happy to have helped :)
Take care :)
rishworld from Dreammie Kreatiw World.. on May 15, 2011:
Helllo...... Usually a person, who is in love, keeps on searching some good articles, poems, quotes etc about love..and many many times he has to shutdown his system, after being unsatisfied by not gettng what he actualy wanted to read....
today i am satisfied....
Cracknutcase (author) from India,bangalore on May 15, 2011:
Sir Epigramman, Thank you so much for reading and leaving a comment. I'm honoured you think so.
Have a great day ahead!
Take care :)
epigramman on May 15, 2011:
...well love is a beautiful feeling -because a writer of your literary class and emotional depth - make it so - and believe me - as a (new) reader it's a really nice place to be!
Cracknutcase (author) from India,bangalore on May 08, 2011:
@Adi- Thanks for reading & leavin a comment:)
@Brina- So true, Brina. Love clears are vision and helps us understand things in a much broader sense.
Thanks for your feedback..
Take care :)
@Rayan- Thank you for your kind comment.. M glad you liked it :)
Rayan on May 08, 2011:
Ur words are lovly ..... m fully impresed
Brinafr3sh from West Coast, United States on May 08, 2011:
Thanks Cracknutcase, beautiful words. Agreed love is loving that person for who they really are. (voted up and beautiful)
A-D-I on May 07, 2011:
Cracknutcase (author) from India,bangalore on May 07, 2011:
Glad you think so.. I'm yet on my journey to discover what things truly are other than the usual boring answers that we teens get..
And Being an old soul, is that good? I'm guessing its a compliment :)
Thanks for your valuable feed back :)
May our hearts be filled with love..!!!
your cybersister from Just relocated from Florida to the mountains of North Carolina on May 07, 2011:
Quite a detailed explanation of what love is, what love means, and how love feels. Pretty good insight - you may be young in years, but I think you have an old soul. I look forward to reading more of your hubs.
Cracknutcase (author) from India,bangalore on February 27, 2011:
Thank You Ashantina ;) M glad you liked it...
Ashantina on February 26, 2011:
This is sum breakdown of love Cracknutcase! I'm impressed :)
Cracknutcase (author) from India,bangalore on January 03, 2011:
Thank You Sarah :)
Sarah Writes from California on January 02, 2011:
I love to read others interpretation of love, your absolutely right is almost impossible to put into words what love is, yet you did a beautiful job. I especially love the ending.
Cracknutcase (author) from India,bangalore on December 12, 2010:
I completely agree with you Acaetnna.. Love is the most amazing and beautiful feeling in the world.. Love is the only medicine that has the ability to heal even the most deepest wound.But again it is also perhaps the strongest and the sweetest poison... Love makes us laugh as well as cry.. If handled with care it makes our life a paradise..
Thanks for stoppping by :)
acaetnna from Guildford on December 11, 2010:
Beautiful hub. Love is so, so special. To be able to love yourself and then send that love to others is a remarkable experience. To have a special person in your life who loves you completely and you return that love in equal measures in my opinion cannot be matched by any other emotion. Great article, well done.
Cracknutcase (author) from India,bangalore on November 30, 2010:
@Freya Cesare- Thank u so much :) love is such a beautiful feeling but most of d time ppl let go of it due to silly fights nd reasons..I just wanted to convey tat "love is not abt letting go but its all about holding on"
Thank u :-)
Freya Cesare from Borneo Island, Indonesia on November 29, 2010:
I like your closing: "Love is not about loving today,fighting tomorrow & walking out the day after that. But,its about living today, forgiving tomorrow & holding on to that person forever no matter how things go bad. Love is not about wanting him/her now & losing interest the next second. But its all about Needing him/her now and loving that person 4ever no matter how things go bad." So beautiful!
Thank you. :)
Cracknutcase (author) from India,bangalore on November 18, 2010:
@Dviews- Thanks for the warmful welcome... :)
Catherine D. from Canada on November 18, 2010:
Cracknutcase, let me welcome you to HubPages and thank you for a very informative and useful Hub.
Keep writing Hubber :)