For me, at this moment in time, the closet word to describe Love is ACCEPTANCE.
Love has many dimensions:
-An spiritual imprint
-A belief system
-An emotional state
-A physical demonstration
Love means different things to different people.
Sometimes we just associate love with romantic love or parent/child love… Love is experienced differently depending on our level of awareness. There is no right or wrong way to experience love, depending on where we are in the “love journey” our understanding, feeling and embodiment of love might be different to others around us.
I find that love keeps showing different aspects of itself to me as I get older. I can now see how my relationship with love has evolved and will continue to grow and deepened.
It is a point I make that everyone shows love in their own unique way and it is always good to accept that uniqueness.
A lot of times we expect people to love us the way we love. If I am “touchy feely” then I want others to be the same. Or if I am a “doer” then I want people to do back for me. Unconsciously we are saying “This is how I show love and this is what I expect back”. With this frame of mind I might accuse people around me of not loving me because I am not accepting and/or understanding their unique way of showing love.
This has being one of the most important revelations in my life.
When I drop my need to be loved in an specific way, which is limiting, I discover endless and limitless possibilities to experience love.
Focus on how others are loving you instead of focusing on how they are not!