is such a simple little word, and even a relatively simple
concept. Our problems lie in our tendencies to imbue
the word with all sorts of meanings and expectations that
don't necessarily have anything to do with love at
all--and that keep us from truly living the simplicity of
love has nothing to do with romance or sex, no matter how
many songs we hear or movies we see that present this
connection as the truth. True love is our ability to
treat other human beings with compassion and respect, no
matter how they may be treating us, and without any
expectations of any return at all.
is the meaning of life? To love one another.
Jesus gave it as a new commandment. Muhammed said
"you will not believe until you love one another."
Buddha said similar things in different words. Jane
Siberry wrote a song called "Love Is
Everything." We see constant messages all
through our lives explaining to us the importance of love
in creating and developing ourselves and in making this
world a better place, yet somehow we focus more on getting
new things and judging other people than we do on loving
meaning of life is to Love. And it's an action verb
that doesn't have anything to do with sex or romance in
itself. Our lives gain meaning--and we help others
to find the meaning in their own lives--only when we've
learned to love. And love is a beautiful thing that
can bring beautiful results to the world when we use it
creatively and effectively.