Love is beautiful

Helen Keller once said: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched—they must be felt with the heart.” However, the painful fact is that the term “love” is hard to express and difficult to define. Of course, in love, little things matter a lot.

It is not surprising to say that most of us associate the idea of falling in love with dreamy dates, emotional bliss, intimacy and a happily-ever-after life. But, unlike what we see in romantic movies, relationships require immense hard work and commitment.

It takes continuous efforts from both the partners to make it successful. Love between two people can begin only if it is based on truth, trust and respect.

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage,” says Lao Tzu. After all, love is love, the feeling of which is beyond our understanding. Indeed, it is very easy to fall in love with someone. But what is important is staying in love. If it is difficult to stay in love, that means, that it is not the love of your life at all. It is a “love experience”, so to say.

Love is always beautiful. If it is not, it is not love. There is nothing wrong expressing one’s feelings, provided that they are true and from within the heart. In a nutshell, a true relationship flourishes when partners are committed to behaving lovingly through continual, endless and unconditional giving.

Being in love does not necessarily mean one needs to keep expressing the feeling; it should rather be expressed through actions. That, however, does not mean one does not need to express one’s feeling for his/ her partner. Love itself is a beautiful thing; for it to grow, those in a relationship need to continuously nurture it with the right combination of actions and expressions.

We oftentimes get confused between love and what we call “liking someone”.

While attraction towards someone may look like “love”, it at times may be only an infatuation, which is short-lived. In other words, an infatuation may be so short-lived that it may not turn into love.

This, however, is quite often seen among today’s youths. Getting attracted towards someone while is but natural, young boys and girls at times fail to understand how committal they can be when it really comes to a lasting relationship. And they tend to fail. Love on other hand is the beginning of a long-lasting relationship.