What is love? This question has been asked so many times and yet everyone you may have asked have most likely had a completely different answer. In truth, love is just a word. It’s a word every single person defines on their own. It’s an abstraction and just as with many other emotions, no one can really claim to know the single true meaning of it.
That being said, it is hard for me to understand why do we so often try to judge other people’s perception of love. Too often do we hear others telling us that we do not know what true love is, we haven’t been through what they have been, it’s impossible to fall in love so quickly or it’s just infatuation or desire and not true love. But how can we even know that? To my knowledge, none of us possesses the power to get into other person’s soul and feel what they are really feeling. Why don’t we stop judging?
There are roughly 6500 languages actively spoken in the world today. Each and every one of them is a convention and each and every one of them is somehow distinct. There are so many instances of words that exist in one language and do not in the other. It’s really tough to express the same emotions or literally translate from one language to another. And yet, we even use words in order to express things we believe that words cannot express. We have gone as far as to invent words and expressions that mean just that – inexplicable, ineffable, indescribable, beyond words.
Let us not forget that these are just invented tools (and not the only ones we possess) that were supposed to help us communicate more clearly with each other, even though so often they are the exact cause of misunderstandings between people. Let us use these tools wisely and even if just for a moment, remind ourselves of all the other means of communication and expression that we have. Think of all the ways you can communicate things to other people around you without using words. Simply freeze the moment and try to feel what you are feeling without trying to put these emotions into words. Doesn’t it feel liberating?
If you haven’t done it for a long while, being silent and free of thoughts can at first feel scary and weird. However, this is our true nature. This is where we get back to our core. The soul does not speak words. Once you listen and reconnect with your true spirit, you will find all the answers you may have been looking for. They are all there – in silence.