Love is a not a word today it is an entire chapter. And thanks to Hallmark and films and fiction there’s only one way of love that is projected as the greatest love. But what is love? Have you asked yourself? Is love about dating someone? Finding the right guy or girl? If your answer was yes to those then I am afraid the reality is NO.

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The only form of love that can be called love is unconditional love. The love doesn’t need to be between two people nor does it have to be romantic love. You can have unconditional love for anyone or anything. Some people have undying love for fitness, some people have unconditional love for their pets, some people treat their plants as their babies. Love resides in all of them.

Love can be given and expressed despite the circumstances. When you want love, you give love, it will come back automatically to you some way or the other. I somehow feel you are not a good human being if you can’t love and respect another person. There can be aversions to certain people and you don’t need to love everyone on earth but in general, you need to grow these virtues in your life.

Why is love in life important?

  1. Love makes more impact than money or all other material possessions.
  2. When you hug someone as a result of love and affection Oxytocin is released from the pituitary gland – it’s the feel good factor.
  3. When you spend time with your friends and loved ones it gives you contentment
  4. A lack of social support or human contact can lead to negative effects on health and emotion like higher Blood Pressure, depression etc
  5. When you are in the later stages of your life you don’t look forward to your bank balance or your swanky car – you look forward to your friends and family.
  6. Love is a path of self-discovery – you get to know yourself, your liking, your preference better

So don’t think too much and find your love, express it. Of course, don’t forget to love yourself. It all starts at home.

Self-love should be as important to you as Oxygen is important to life – Tony Payne

I am taking part in the A to Z Challenge 2017. Are you?

  1. Amazing Life
  2. Believe in Your Self
  3. Celebrate Life
  4. Dare To Dream
  5. Enjoy Life
  6. Freedom in Life
  7. Grow in Life 
  8. Hope in Life
  9. Inspire & Be Inspired
  10. Joy in Life
  11. Kindness in Life
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7 Comments on Love in Life – Step 12 of Leading a Meaningful Life | #AtoZChallenge

  1. Ravish Mani
    April 14, 2017 at 8:06 am (4 months ago)

    I’m little confused, if love is unconditional how can there be aversions to certain people? If love is unconditional, then on what conditions do we decide whom to love and whom not to love?

    I believe that the people hardest to love are usually the ones who need it the most. Most of the time, people think that when they give love, they get love but love isn’t a business transaction. Love is an intrinsic property of yours. It’s simply flowing from you and you have no control over it. It’s like a well, which fulfills the need of thirsty people without discriminating them. Love is God.

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  2. SoulMom
    April 14, 2017 at 11:35 am (4 months ago)

    Love begins with self-love. I strongly believe that unless we do not hold ourselves in high regard, we will not be able to love others whole-heartedly. I had written a blogpost on the same earlier. Just sharing the link here in case you may want to read: http://wp.me/p7S3Op-72
    I agree on the last point – love is a path to self-discovery.
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  3. Neha
    April 14, 2017 at 11:56 am (4 months ago)

    So true! Love is an important aspect to have a fulfilling life and when you look back in life you remember the loved ones not material things
    Lucky

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  4. Anmol Rawat
    April 14, 2017 at 7:32 pm (4 months ago)

    Love is not everything and yet everything is meaningless without love.
    *Quoting from my own story 😉 :p
    But yes, it’s essential in every sense!
    You know the 5th point that you have written, it says everything! 🙂
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