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meaning of love

 

meaning of love

Although the Course says that the meaning of love cannot be learned, only known, it does attempt to teach us a kind of love that reflects love’s real meaning. We learn this love in the holy instant. Conventional love is characterized by specialness; we dole out love selectively to certain special people. We look on someone and decide whether to love that person, in what way, how much, when, and what other feelings to mix in with that love. This is not to know the meaning of love. The meaning of love is that love is one: united within itself and unopposed by a second. In other words, real love loves everyone with the exact same love, and it knows no other feeling, no other response. It loves someone without deciding if he is worthy. It loves him with the same love it gives everyone and everything, without distinguishing him from others. It loves him without limit and without change, with a love that is unaware of any other feeling but love. To love in this way is to know the meaning of love. See W-pI.127.1-5.