LOVE – Can anyone define love? No way! One can only experience LOVE. One can only feel love. Can we see god? No… We still believe in god, we’ve tremendous faith in god, so is love. It doesn’t mean that only a boy and a gal can be in love. As a matter of fact, anyone on this planet can love anyone else or anything. It’s just not a boy-gal thing. It’s more than that!! The very reason behind my inspiration to write this post is that I’ve seen and heard various interpretations of love. Love is innate! It is just flowing in you, is there in your every cell, and is what is holding you and this entire universe! Every single creature loves! You’re being loved by everyone and everything!
If you’d ask me, there is a big list of people who I love. At the same time, there is a big list of things that I love, list of mysteries that I love, list of problems as well that I love!
I love my family, my friends, children, elders, god, myself (my immune system, digestive system, respiratory system, sensory organs, hands, legs and most important of all, my very tender heart 🙂 and my very lovable, curious idiot, my brain :).. Well, I rise (or fall?, let’s rise in love 🙂 with almost any and every kid I come across in life. And of course, I love my car, love my two wheeler, love my home, my city, certain foreign lands, love my laptop, love stars, sky, that mysterious lady- moon, the bright guy – sun, our solar system, those 9 planets, galaxies, oceans, insects, animals, dogs, cats! And it doesn’t stop there!
I love dark nights, dawn, dusk and brisk early mornings! I love birds, their chirping, their activities, their wanting to share their food with their friends and family! love my terrace, love my trees, my garden, my plants, flowers, fruits, I even love those rats that come out from a tunnel to eat those last dropped food particles! I love my squirrels, how cute, the way it beautifully grabs food with 2 hands!! Awww ❤ 🙂 🙂 ! Love my mom’s patience to feed these creatures every single day! And the way she gets amazed on looking those kids drinking water, enjoying her food and all that!
Most importantly, I love nature! I love boomi madha (mother earth). Imagine nature is one of the most beautiful creations or creator ever! Nature creates resources and replenishes as time fades through! Nature gives us everything! There are lot of things or mysteries around us and if we begin to wonder, we’d simply fall(or rise :)) in love with every single thing we come across! Nature is a marvel beauty!
I love snakes, their tunnels, their scales.. Wow! See how nature gave scales to snakes, see how we’ve our skull protected with hair and all that! See, how every single creature on this planet has some mechanism to protect themselves from their enemies and to adapt to the environment? See this beauty. If you look inside, there are innumerous things that you’ll wonder about! Though you may satisfy your quench with certain scientific explanations, yet you’d be left in that state of amazement! Isn’t it?
Do we know how our brain works? Do we know how many electrical impulses are generated inside? Do we know how WBC fights against pathogens? Shouldn’t we love and thank our WBCs for actively waking up and for fighting against pathogens or foreign bodies and protecting us from any disease? Huh? Think!
Have you seen platelets immediately responding to your wounds? Have you observed your tissues regrouping? Have you observed your nails? Have you observed those sounds on digestion? Baby inside mom’s womb? Isn’t amazing? Baby, the way it positions itself inside womb, the way placenta carries food? Which math logic would we apply here? It just takes care of itself. Does someone instruct these systems to behave this way? Is it brain? Then who is instructing brain to give instructions to other systems? Huh????? Well, these are beautiful mysteries that will leave us in a deep state of wonder! One side we can keep wondering! Other side we can keep finding out and learn about and thank these systems?
Those lungs, diaphragm, rib cage, marvel beauty – spinal cord – the way its gets attached to brain stem – bone marrow, longest bone – femur, do you know how our knees work? How many joints are there in our body? How beautifully various bones are architected inside to come together in such a way that we can walk, run, kick, hit and do all that we can do with our legs without any friction?
That tender lovely heart – those 4 chambers – the way it pumps out blood to brain and to other parts of body – rate at which it pumps – arteries, veins – Huh? Beyond science, do we see how beautiful these organs are? I’ll make a request here… Just keep your heart very pure and clean. Please!! Knowingly or unknowingly, please don’t do a thing or two that’ll affect your heart or others heart! All that we’ve to do is to simply care for everyone we come across in life without any intent and we’ll naturally have a pure heart! And if we know very well in advance, that we are affecting someone else’s heart, let us give them a chance and hear their thoughts before we do anything! Do we know everything? Nah, so, nothing wrong in letting others speak!
Just think! There are lot of things inside us that if we think through will help us rise in love with ourselves and with fellow human beings.
Anything and everything that we get attached to or in other words, we care, we love it! We even feel for a non-living object and sometimes it feels good, sometimes, it simply takes a big toll on us! It just depends!
I do not know if we should call it as attachment and just ignore saying that attachment is the root cause of all pain! I think it’s more than attachment. I think its seeing beyond what is said. Most of the times, between what is said and what is understood, certain beautiful things are lost! And you don’t have to say things! Words doesn’t count! It’s only your actions that proves! Just walk the talk! Sometimes, if things are beyond control, we should at least clarify and most importantly see things from other side! What we think is not at all possible can be a peanut of an effort for others. We really don’t know. So, we should always hear what people has to say! At no point in life, should we be responsible for destroying someone or something! As much as we can, we can give our best and try to construct someone or something! Let us be optimistic and give our best without any expectations to everyone who we come across in our lives. We should or can lead someone or something on, but in the end, let us be there to catch when that thing or person has issues… If not, the whole idea of leading on is gone! It’s okay to give people whom you trust, the power to destroy yourself! Because, we trust them not to 🙂
Don’t we love our memories? Don’t we love our school days? Don’t we love our college days? Don’t we love our first time fancy dress competition? Don’t we love our blunders? Don’t we love our teachers? Don’t we love all those who took care of us and who fought with us over time?
So, one cannot express their love for their family or objects by continuously saying it loud, one has to live their life in such a way that everyone or everything around feels loved. Anger is love, fear is love, hatred is love, fighting is love, talking is love, working is love, sleeping is love, your thoughts are love, your actions are love, every single thing or human beings represent love, for my parents loved each other, which is why now I’m even writing this article. Isn’t it? Anyone while talking to us, should feel energized and should always leave on a positive note. If anyone is suffering, we should see through it and help them get out of it!
Distance, Time, money, looks – All these doesn’t count! All that matters is how we connect with people! Just that!We like and we love your dog but remember our dog unconditionally loves us. That is important! Our dogs loves us beyond our imperfections! We win or lose, our dog will still love us! We feed or don’t feed, dog still loves us, we’re physically or mentally handicapped, our dog still loves us, short or tall, white or black, skinny or chunky, have job, no job, rich or poor, cruel or kind, our dog still loves us! That is seeing beyond ! That moment, we step in, our dog comes running all the way and gets our attention… Isn’t it? That’s love! Our dogs love our souls, just loves us for who we are, not for what we are or how we look! Like mother child! Our mom loves us beyond our mistakes! God loves us beyond anything! Even if you show your face to mom, she comes back and talks to you in 2 minutes and you do the same. That’s love! Even if you fight with your brother, he still gets to know if you’re safe. That’s love! Even if you fight with your father, end of the day, he doesn’t sleep until you reach home. That’s love! Your sister loving you dearly is again love! A lady, who walks on road, could be an absolute stranger to you, but she smiles at you for no reason! That’s also love!
All this is natural because you’ve been with your people for so many years, you know them, and they know you! But those of you, who rise(or fall :)) in love, with a so-called stranger, that’s different! I can’t comment on this though but still I think that connect as well is a beautiful thing! It’s like 2 parallel lines always going together without any issues unlike 2 intersecting lines. I’ve seen few people who rose in love, being there for each other through the end… I’ve also seen few others, who had to listen to their parents or change according to the situations!
Step hard on your ego and kill it! Just be yourself! Be natural. If your nature is to not hurt others, to see things from others perspectives, care less for yourself and more for others, if those are your trademark traits, so be it! Do not change! I tell you, people like you are hard to find. All that’s required in you is sincerity, honesty, transparency and loyalty in all that you do! And rest – that’s a given!
Always get into other shoes and see things from their perspective as well. They may have problems that we’re not aware of! Always, let others speak(give a chance) and do active listening. Let’s not get into “I know everything” mode, ever! This life is very short! You do not if there is hell or heaven or what will happen to your soul once you’re dead. So, be kind and love everyone beyond their imperfections!
Everyone is good enough! And let’s not judge! We’re not here for judging others. Just be kind! When we give someone a position or a critical place in our life, be sure to give it to someone who’ll live up to it and trust them and you can make them live up to it! Come what may, even its hardships all through, we should smile and face it through (given you get wonderful support)! It doesn’t take a lot of effort to do anything, however hard or tough it is, when we know its for our good or if its for the good of others (at least to me :))! We simply take it as a challenge and live through! Yes, at the same time, we cannot demand others but whether or not, we demand or request, we do not know! It just depends on how others perceive it! Whatever it is, let us not ignore someone or something for their imperfections or mistakes. End of the day, it’s just the heart and soul that matters. Rest is immaterial.
I’d like to leave you all with the best “thirukural” about love and affection.
அன்பிற்கும் உண்டோ அடைக்குந்தாழ் ஆர்வலர்
புன்கணீர் பூசல் தரும்
Meaning – Is there any fastening that can shut in love? Tears of the affectionate will publish the love that is within.
I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy and a prosperous Tamizh new year!!
Cheers! Rise in love!
PS: Title of this post – Copied from SS 🙂 That’s how SS explains love!