For ages great many philosophers have tried to define love , in vain. For everyone one of us has a separate definition of love. A definition which we can only understand but not express.
For me love is a REASON.
Reason - to support someone.
Reason - to be compassionate
Reason - to have empathy
Reason - to develop mutual understanding
And reason - to build an everlasting relationship.
For me love by itself doesn't mean a thing. Love on its own, is highly overrated.
And the hype only fuels the fire.
Most of us , when we like someone, start bugging ourselves with question - "Do I really love him/her ?" , "Is this the love I have been waiting for? "
Only if we could understand , that life is too short to be living under the clouds of "if and but".
Only if we could understand that love , like life, is a journey and not a destination.
There is no gurantee that it will last forever. There is no gurantee that it is what you have been looking for . Love is not chained by gurantees.
Love is something to be cherished and enjoyed. Not something that should be given a dose of steroids to make it last forever. Because if you take love as a Reason - then it will last .
The authencity of love should not be at the mercy of its outcome. Just because love fails , doesn't mean that it was not love.
The day we wake up to the understanding that love binds us all , and yet it is free and can never be chained , that even if it exsisted for just a moment , its still love - that day would be a new beginning.