We all love something when we are wise enough to appreciate that it is a gift – to receive love as an expression of devotion, care, approval, adoration, fidelity, commitment or any other emotional feeling. We all love something when we are inspired by the best that life has to offer, when we share our hearts with another person with the expectation of receiving the greatest human qualities of love and understanding. We all love something when we are willing to give of ourselves so that others can experience the highest kind of love for themselves. All of these kinds of love manifest in different ways for different people at different times. All love is spiritual in nature, although individual expressions of love may vary from culture and time period.
“Love the Messenger” by Gary Thomas describes several ways in which we can channel our intense feelings of love through giving. He describes the power of expression through giving as “passion”, “mindfulness” and “spiritual feeding.” Passion is the ability to experience the passionate feelings of love without being held back by selfishness or attachment. Intense feelings of love for another are a great way to help others. Sharing the most passionate love with someone who needs our support is one way to make their lives happier.
Another expression of love is mindfulness, or becoming aware of the moment. Being mindful means being alert to your own thoughts and feelings. Loving someone does not mean you have to be constantly comparing them to other people. If you are always thinking about comparisons, then the feelings of love you are trying to express will be diminished.
Another expression of love is kindness, which is rooted in compassion and respect. Kindness does not have to come immediately; feelings of kindness need to be nurtured and practiced, as well as having compassion and respect for another person. When you show your compassion and respect for another person, you are putting yourself in a position to be of greater value to that person, as well as allowing yourself to be more useful to them. This can increase one’s sense of well-being, and create a greater sense of happiness. It can also decrease the feeling of loneliness or other negative emotions such as jealousy.
The third expression of love that applies to relationships is unconditional love. Unconditional love does not have a goal of getting you what you want or expect in return. With unconditional love, there is no reason to worry that you are making somebody feel bad. In fact, it is very likely that the other person feels bad themselves because you did not reciprocate their love. This can create a greater sense of well-being and lessen loneliness.
There are many other expressions of romantic love, but these three are some of the best. Intimacy can add excitement to a relationship, as well as creating an awareness of who you are and what you are looking for in another person. Intimacy can also help you to increase the intimacy of your relationship, and make it stronger over time. However, if you find that you are just drawn to someone on a deep, emotional level, then it may not be worth your time to pursue that type of love. You may want to search out more meaningful forms of love in order to create a lasting relationship.