What is Love?

A philosophy of life


Don’t let the word love define your love.

Love is the most powerful sensation that a human being can experience. The strange thing is that hardly anyone knows what love is. Why is it so difficult to find love?

That is easy to understand, if you know that the word “love” is not the same as what you feel of love. The word “love” is used – and abused – for the expression of a set of different feelings.

The word love is used as an expression of affection towards another person (“I love you”), but it also expresses pleasure (“I love chocolate”). To make it a little more complicated, the word “love” also expresses a human virtue that is based on compassion, affection and kindness. This is a state of being, which has nothing to do with anything or anyone outside yourself. This is the purest form of love.

In ancient Greece seven words were used to define the different states of love: