Super Quotes #37 — What is Love?
The depth of love (Gibran), the composition of love (Aristotle), and it's all worth it (Tennyson).
“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”
― Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese Writer and Poet
There’s the old saying: “you never know what you have until it’s gone.“ The same can be said for love. In fact, love makes the effect of that saying even more powerful because of how captivating it is. It takes over our lives in many ways, luckily mostly good.
The key lesson here is to not take love for granted. Take a step back and appreciate the love in your life more often. You are very lucky to be experiencing such wonderful feelings and you should enjoy them while they last. That’s how you respect and take full advantage of the love in your life. It’s very much worth cherrishing.
“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”
— Aristotle, Greek Polymath
When you’re in love with someone you share your fun, experiences, losses, wins, events, joys, pain, laughter, and body with them. Through that sharing, you develop a deep, unbreakable bond.
Deep bonding is what love is all about. You are forever connected through the memories you’ve created in each other’s lives. Such shared memories can’t be made alone, it has to be with another person. That’s what makes love between two people so unique and beautiful.
“Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”
— Alfred Tennyson, English Poet
To truly be in love requires that you share all of yourself with another person; it’s the only way to form a really deep connection. It’s scary because it opens you up to a lot of potential pain. You’re giving someone your soul and trusting them not to hurt it. It’s a big risk.
But know this: true love is always, always worth the risk.
What’s the point of life if you never feel the highest emotional highs? If you never feel the most passionate, beautiful, fundamental feelings of humanity? All the risk of pain is worth those experiences.
In any case, the pain is never totally bad. You always get a learning experience out of it and will grow as a person.
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