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Thoughts on Love (Secular Version)

Note: This is the second of two versions of this post and is modified from the original version that I wrote from a Chrsitian perspective. I have attempted to leave the majority of the content intact to leave the overall message and thoughts the same while removing the Christian references.

As so often happens my mind drifts to the topic of love. Tonight I look at it a little differently, yet I see it the same as always.

Like the singular point that began the universe with the Big Bang, love is packed full of power, energy,happiness and intensity. Love encompasses all that and so much more.

What love does not contain are such things as bitterness and hatred. These traits are like the black holes of space trying to consume everything. They suck in anything that gets to close. As love gets pulled in it becomes twisted, perverted and warped. It turns into hate, anger, jealousy, etc.

These things were not part of the love that spread through the universe. Rather they are twisted, warped forms of what they were meant to be.  The good news though, is that unlike the black holes of space, the pits that try to consume love can be broken free of if we choose to break free.

We can’t always break free on our own. Sometimes we need the help of a good friend or a loved one. Other times it happens because of life altering events. But in all cases we can only break free if we are willing.

Now, while love is so single pointed, it is at the same time all encompassing and infinite. Love knows no bounds and does not judge or find fault. It does not hold grudges and always forgives. It is total, complete and unconditional. We call this type of love agape. Unfortunately because we are human, we are limited in our ability to express agapic love to everyone as it is meant to be expressed.

This infinite and singular dimensions of love is a mystery to our minds. We can only door our best to try and forgive ourselves when we are not perfect. The good news is that we are all capable of loving and being loved. We all have it within ourselves, no matter how many or how severe the challenges we face in this world.


Posted: March 19th, 2012 under Thoughts.

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