What is Love?

Love is a feeling of universal affection for a person, animal or thing.

Love also refers to a feeling of emotional and sexual attraction towards a person with whom you want to have a relationship or coexistence under the same roof.

Love is expressed through actions, love messages, declarations of love and love poems.

Love is symbolically represented through a heart or the figure of Cupid with bow and arrow. For example, a heart pierced by Cupid’s arrow symbolizes romantic love; instead, a broken heart represents heartbreak.

The term love can also have other meanings, it depends on how it is used. It is, for example, the dedication and pleasure with which something is done, for example: “I organize your party with a lot of love.”

The word love is also used as an adjective when it is indicated that a person is charming, pleasant or sympathetic: “Rosa is a person’s love”.

Love as courage

Love is one of the most important values. It is the force that drives us to do things right, so it is considered a value that has very clear the difference between good and evil.

Love is a moral feeling, because it induces us to act well in our lives and with the people we love. In addition, it leads us to have a life full of peace, tranquility and joy, and, consequently, well-being with ourselves.

Platonic love

Platonic love is popularly known as that impossible or unrequited love, which endures as an ideal or fantasy. All this is because Plato argued that love was based on virtue, that it was perfect and did not exist in the real world, therefore it was ideal and unattainable.

True love

True love is the feeling of affection and genuine commitment that one person feels for another. It is an idealized concept of love, very typical of romanticism, according to which there is a pure and total love that we all aspire to reach with our partner, which is true love.

Love at first sight

Love is spoken at first sight as a crush that occurs immediately between two people. This occurs because people identify the idealized partner in the other, that is, a set of stereotypes that we associate with the ideal life partner.

Many believe that love at first sight is a myth, that there is only a momentary attraction, but that love as such is built only over the years.

Clandestine love

Clandestine love is the one in which two people, for different reasons or circumstances, are prohibited from being together. However, they insist on living their relationship in secret. An example of clandestine love was that of Romeo and Juliet, whose hostile families prevented them from being together.

Distance love

Distance love is one that exists between two people who, although they have a relationship, are circumstantially living in different places. It is a type of relationship that has always existed, but has become quite common in these times, thanks to the evolution of telecommunications.

Unconditional love

As unconditional love is called the one in which the person makes a total surrender without expecting anything in return. Examples of unconditional love are, for religious, love for God, but we can also refer the love of a father or mother to a child. They are forms of love that are considered unique and special.

Filial love

There is talk of filial love in reference to the one that exists from children to parents. It is a form of love in which there is hierarchy on the part of the father based on authority, respect and protection. The son loves his father, but understands that he must obey him, since he is the person who educates and protects him.

Fraternal love

Brotherly love is that which we profess towards brothers, but which is extensive towards those who are not blood brothers, but whom we feel as such. It is a relationship where it deprives equality and reciprocal love. It is one of the most important forms of love in life, because once our parents are not there, the closest people we will have will be the brothers.

Self love

It speaks of self-love in reference to acceptance, respect, perceptions, courage, positive thoughts and the considerations we have towards ourselves. It is a feeling that we should be able to recognize and that those around us should be able to appreciate.

Day of love and Friendship

The Day of Love and Friendship, also known as Valentine’s Day, is celebrated on February 14. It is a date on which people show love to their partner or express their love for their friends. Dinners, romantic outings, trips or parties are organized to celebrate it.

Love to god

Love of God is an attitude in which the mind, heart and soul are aligned so that our actions fulfill the will of God. That is, our spirit and actions reflect that love we feel for God, our neighbor and for us.

The love of God also implies a posture of reflection and sincere commitment that can be demonstrated through prayer, communion and confession of our sins.

Love quotes

  • “I love how love loves. I know no other reason to love than to love you. What do you want me to say besides that I love you, if what I want to tell you is that I love you? ”Fernando Pessoa.
  • “Love until it hurts. If it hurts is a good sign”. Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
  • “Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us. It is not a simple feeling; it is the truth, it is the joy that is at the origin of all creation. ” Rabindranath Tagore.
  • “Love is patient, it is kind. Love is not envious or boastful or proud. He doesn’t behave rudely, he’s not selfish, he doesn’t get angry easily, he doesn’t hold a grudge. ” 1 Corinthians 13: 4-5.
  • “True love works miracles, because he himself is already a miracle.” Loved nerve.
  • “And it is that love does not need to be understood, it simply needs to be demonstrated.” Paulo Coelho.