The Power Of Love...

Love is one of those words that has totally lost its meaning these days. It used to mean so much, and now people use it flippantly and without thought.

I hear people saying 'I love this show!' or 'Don't you just love that guy?'.....I understand why they might choose this word, but it is such an offhand and casual use of a word that for me has such strong connotations.

A couple of definitions of this word I hold in such high regard, and one I find so difficult to say are:

The most spectacular,indescribable, deep euphoric feeling for someone.

Love is an incredibly powerful word. When you're in love, you always want to be together, and when you're not, you're thinking about being together because you need that person and without them your life is incomplete.

Love can make you do anything and sacrifice for what will be better in the end. Love is intense,and passionate. Everything seems brighter, happier and more wonderful when you're in love.

I agree wholeheartedly with all of these, and really I guess I am just a romantic soul. I have a strong belief in the power of love, and think when you fall, you fall fast....and without warning. Love has the power to change your World, your entire being. It is a strong force, a powerful emotion...and can hit you like a tidal wave giving you no room to come up for air....taking over everything.

I have stupidly misused this word before, with the wrong people....and it ended badly. To use it in terms of love...for your family, friends....I can use it easily. In terms of being in love with is a word I find incredibly difficult to put out there.

For the people I love, I would sacrifice anything, they are part of my world because I don't want to live without them....and these people I would go to the ends of the Earth for.

Being in love....I hope that I might get to experience that again one day. Past experiences have left me so closed off to letting people get close, that maybe I sabotage myself against finding that once in a lifetime, takes your breath away, epic kind of love. I won't say I love someone unless the feeling comes from deep within my soul, and I feel it with my whole being. So if I ever say it to you, it is because I truly mean it. That you are special to me, that I need you in my life, and that I don't want to live without you.

I hope I find that one person who is destined to complete the other part of my soul...the one that I can freely say I am in love with you to...and hear that back.

A quote I have to end with, because it really sums up what I want to say, in a way more eloquent than I could ever put it:

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life:

That word is love.
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1 Response Dec 13, 2012

Great story...
I also believe the use of love is overdone. Admittedly I am probably guilty of it at bit. That being said, I say it rarely to people....but when I do, it's because I truly mean it.

There is a difference between love and being IN love. I love my friends. I love my family. I've loved my pets even. And I agree, these are the people I would do anything for. I make sure I tell these special people I love them, cause you never know. As for being IN love, I agree with you again. I've used it on the wrong people, with terrible results.

I truly hope I get to say it to that 'right person' in my lifetime