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What is your definition of love?

Love is something that everyone in this world longs for, but few know how to define it.

The question is what is love to you? What is your definition of love?

Its a harder question than it seems so any type of answer is welcome.

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    Sep 10 2011: Dear Andrew,
    A great question to ask indeed. :) And here's my viewpoint on it. Just a little bit of Rumi's wisdom:

    Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
    there is a field. I'll meet you there.

    When the soul lies down in that grass,
    the world is too full to talk about.
    Ideas, language, even the phrase "each other" doesn't make any sense.

    Rumi

    There's no point in asking but just in finding the answer! ;)
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      Sep 22 2011: Unending grace.
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    Sep 9 2011: Love is an art and a verb.
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      Sep 12 2011: Out of thumbs up for you Helen but this is beautiful.
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    Sep 11 2011: not fear.
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      Sep 22 2011: This is a well wrapped package I can take as carry on. Have I used up my thumbs up for you ?? :-)
  • Sep 10 2011: having one's interests equal in importance to your own.
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    Sep 10 2011: Love is something to give.
    Love is the only thing that the more you spend it the more it gives.
    If you love somebody or something it is for your desire to feel good but not love.
    But feeling goods puts you in connection with the source of love.
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      Sep 22 2011: And to receive !!!!!???
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    Sep 10 2011: 'In love' is hormonal hyperdrive and 'Mother's love' is instinctive. 'Love thy neighbor' is a set up for failure. To me, more important than love, is caring. Caring, at some level, for everyone, is attainable and sustainable. Love is lofty, often fluffy and full of holes. Caring is grounded, solid and trusted.
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      Sep 12 2011: Wow again. There must be something in the air of your forest retreat!
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        Sep 12 2011: Any forest will do. Specially with tall pines.
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    Sep 10 2011: is agood question because some people they dont know what meaning of love .
    love is felling inside person who live in world .love make person very happy .
    i have rules i always used in my life the rules say ( if you want be perfact in your life and happy you must love before start ) that mean if i work in big or small company i should love before start work because maybe my work will change and i will be agood employee . without love we cant be happy in our life .
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    Sep 9 2011: ha! for me, "True care for someone without expectations of anything in return"
    cliché
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    Sep 12 2011: It is tough for me to come up with a meaningful definition. I think this is what I feel it is:
    Love for me is being willing to put my own life force behind the existence of another.

    I love many people to a greater or lesser degree and I am willing to invest my life in them in that proportion.
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    Sep 11 2011: I don´t know the definition of love, but one thing I know about love:
    everybody can experiment it, and when you love other person in the reality you are loving all the world.When a person experiment the love this person be connected with all the world.
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    Sep 10 2011: Being myself=love