As I was taking this picture everything was perfect.There was a gentle breeze that brushed the hair off my face and the different hues of the setting sun left me admiring the beauty of that moment.The reason I call this dreamy, is because it would be one of the elements of my perfect day,together with a cup of coffee.
I’m sipping a cup of coffee and thinking about the one thing that everyone in the world needs irrespective of their gender,caste or religion.It’s LOVE.Our world is so much in need of this emotion.
Everyone seems to be empty within,and they need someone to fill that void.Each and every person desires to be loved.Love can come in different forms during a lifetime.It is present everywhere.Maybe sometimes,we just don’t see it.
Now,according to the Greeks,there are basically four different types of love- Storge,Philia,Eros and Agape.
1.Storge(affection):It’s the kind of love you have for your family.The sacrificial love that parents have for their children. Storge love is unconditional, it accepts flaws or faults and ultimately drives you to forgive.This kind of love also exists between siblings and other family members.This love gives you a sense of security,that the person giving you Storge love will always be there.
2.Philia(friendship):It is the love that blooms in friendships.Best friends will display this generous and affectionate love for each other as each seeks to make the other happy.It is a committed and chosen love.It can also be translated as a “brotherly love” OR “sisterly love”.Since philia love involves feelings of warmth and affection toward another person, we do not have this kind of love toward our enemies.
3.Eros(romantic love):It is the love between two people in a committed relationship.It’s more of a passionate and intense love.It is the love you have for “The one” or your “soul mate”.
4.Agape(unconditional love):The love that God has for us.This is an unconditional love that sees beyond the outer surface and accepts a person for whom he/she is, regardless of their flaws, shortcomings or faults. It’s also the type of love that everyone strives to have for their fellow human beings. Although you may not like someone, you decide to love them just as a human being. When you feel this kind of love for someone,it is giving and expecting nothing in return.
Don’t you think the world would be a much better place if everyone was loved.I understand that it is not really possible.But if you look closely at every fight,every thing that goes wrong, you’ll notice that the root cause was because that person was looking to be loved .
Not being loved can not only be very depressing but it also leads to feelings of being unwanted.Everything seems better when you are loved.You feel like going out and spreading that love.
So what I’m trying to say is that life is short,you don’t wanna waste it being sad and hurtful.Forgive quickly and love intensely.You’ll notice how different the world around you will be.
All you need is love.Love each and every person you come across even if you don’t like them.Wish good for people who hurt you.Love unconditionally and don’t expect anything in return.So when you are loved,there is a greater sense of joy that fills your heart.
I believe that Love is a powerful thing that can not only change lives,but make the world a better place.