What is love?

Is it an emotion or a feeling? Do you feel that you love someone in your gut or just have an emotion toward someone or yourself? Not only have most people never experienced love, they can’t even explain what it is! If you do not know what love is, how can you express it to others or in your work? Yet, everyone continues looking for it… People go through pain and suffering to find love, never realizing that they have no idea what it is they’re looking for.

Is love something you develop, like a muscle at a gym, or does it suddenly come to you from somewhere without any expectation? Is there a way to measure love? What do people mean when they say, “I love you a lot”? Can you love a little or perhaps not too much? How about the phrase “I do not like you right now, but I do love you”? Can you love someone every other day?
As you can see in this and most of my posts, they are mostly about questions… Most students I have come across in my life want me to give them ready answers to all these strange questions, but in reality no one can give you an answer but yourself. A good teacher is not the one with all the answers – that would be a “know-it-all” person, not a good teacher – but the one who has more and better questions. The truth is, once you really form and clarify your question, the answer will arrive on its own.

– Lifework Foundation Team

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