"What is love?" Everyone wonders that at some point, and the answers we find can have profound effects on our lives.
What does 'love' mean to you? When you think about that question, is it accompanied by smiles and warm feelings, a sense of peace or exhilaration, or perhaps by feelings of loss, regret and anxiety?
In a sense, it is as Bob Dylan wrote, 'love is just a four letter word'. But it is a word we use to describe a complex and powerful set of experiences and emotions. It is also a word which people tie many judgements and beliefs to. So in order to avoid getting tangled up in a way of thinking about love that doesn't serve us or anyone else well, the subject is worth delving into in more detail.