Exploring the Idea of Love
“Love” is used to express the beneficial “desires” a person has. We use the word when describing our passion for God, family, country, fellow man, ideologies, jobs, pets and even inanimate objects and desires (by no means a complete list of things we “love”). “For God so loved the world …” John 3:16 documents the Christian view of God’s love for his people. We further feel a love/desire for our family’s, country’s, fellow man … even our pets with an affection and compassion. Each of these objects of affection and desire have different roles in our lives, and influence our perception behind the intended formal definition of love as it is used between individuals.
Between individuals this is the most desired of emotional expressions in my opinion. It is definitely well studied and argued about (whether to continue or to separate from). From a casual desire to fatal attraction, love can have narrow to broad acceptance and expression. As creatures of thought we express our love for people places, things and thought.
Love touches us physiologically, mentally and spiritually. Sometimes it is as simple as stimulation of our five physical senses, a taste, touch, smell, sound or intuition – the Pavlovian response to the cold, rich feeling and taste of ice cream as we hear the sound of joy and laughter of the person eating it and intuitively know it is good and desire the same (while a loosely used example, much the same can be analogously describe our attraction for one another). Love, hopefully a mutual exchange with romantic exchanges of the heart, it affects us all. Some how a formal definition simply doesn’t do the sensation and desire justification:
nouna profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.sexual passion or desire.
verb (used with object),loved, lov·ing.to have love or affection for: All her pupils love her.to have a profoundly tender, passionate affection for (another person).
verb (used without object),loved, lov·ing.to have love or affection for another person; be in love.
Verb Phraseslove up, to hug and cuddle: She loves him up every chance she gets.https://www.dictionary.com/browse/love
- Chastisement (for those not ready for the ramifications of physical interactions)