Is love a feeling or an emotion

Is love a feeling or an emotion?

I had the same question for a long time until i read something which changed the perception of love for me.
Here it goes.
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A lot of people asked me what my biggest fear is, or what scares me the most and i know they would accept answers like height, or closed spaces or people dressed as animals but how do i tell them that when i was 17 i took a class called relationships for life and i learned that most people fall out of love for the same reasons they fell in it.
That their lover’s once endearing stubbornness has now become refusal t compromise and their one track mind is now immaturity and their bad habits which you once adored is now money down the drain.
Their spontaneity becomes reckless and irresponsible and their feet up on your dash in no longer sexy, just another distraction in your busy life.
Nothing saddens and scares me like the thought that i can be ugly to someone who once thought that all the stars were in my eyes.
After the teacher introduced us to this theory she asked us, ‘ Is love a FEELING’? Or is it a CHOICE? We were all bunch of a teenagers and we obviously said that it was a Feeling.
She then said that if we clung to this belief we’d never have a lasting relationship of any sort.
She made us interview a dozen adults who were or had been married and we asked them about their marriages and why it lasted or why it failed.
At the end i asked everyone if love was an emotion or a choice.

Everybody said it was A CHOICE.
It was a conscious commitment it is something you choose to work everyday with a person who has chosen the same thing.
They all said that at one point in their marriage the feeling of love had vanished or faded and they weren’t happy.
They said feelings are also changing and you can’t build something that will last on such a shaky foundation.

The married ones said that when things were bad they chose to open the communication and chose to identify what broke and how to fix it and chose to recreate something that was worth falling in love with.
The divorced ones said they chose to walk away.
Ever since that class, since that project i never looked at relationships the same way.
I understood why arrange marriages were successful.
I discovered the difference between feelings and commitment.
I’ve never gone for the person who makes my heart flutter or my head spin.
I’ve chosen the people who were committed to choosing me, dedicated to finding something to adore even on the ugliest days.
I no longer fear the day when someone who swore i was their universe can no longer see the stars in my eyes as long as they still choose to look until they find them again.
I hope this can make you a lot clearer of what Love actually is.
A CHOICE.

First lets define what is en emotion an what is a feeling.
Emotion — is a belief/meaning/definition in a felt way.
Sort of reaction to a belief.
For example you define something as ugly and you feel disgust, you define someone hurting you and feel anger, you define something as separation from love object and feel sadness.
Etc.
Change definition and emotion changes.
Emotions are exhausting.
Feeling (noun) — is perception of who you are, your source, your consciousness, your soul.
When no emotions are covering the consciousness then you feel clearly.
There are love, joy, magnificence, peace, etc.
Feeling is nourishing.
You cannot cause feelings to happen as you can can cause emotions to happen, but you can remove emotional clouds covering feelings.
You can observe you emotions from aside, but feelings you are.
You cannot separate them from you.
Because you are love.
This is the journey of human life to start to differentiate what originates from mind and what originates from Self.
Before that we perceive them as blended/fused together, we perceive them as same, often we even give higher priority to mind than Self, because mind is louder and Self is peaceful and that mixup is causing so much trouble.

Love, in its purest most objective sense, (which actually finds it’s source beyond us) is an intent of the will(and the will from which love comes is actually a will that finds it’s shape and intent in the nature of what love is).
This intent has an object.
Loving actions are expressed towards that object.
Emotions and feelings can follow in the experiences of the love bring expressed, but EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS DO NOT DEFINE LOVE.
The sooner a person realizes this, the better.
One of the great potential traps of man is to live a life defined by and according to feelings.
Feelings are subjective and easily manipulated.
That can be hard to swallow but it is a liberating truth when it is grasped.
The ultimate example of love would be Jesus dying on the cross for an unworthy people, who were His enemies by nature.
God Himself, in the form of a man, out of a love that desired reconciliation, did what man could not do for man’s sake, suffered in their place, and accomplished the greatest act of love in all of History.
No greater example of love exists.
Love is not found only or entirely in emotions, feelings or science.
Love is found, and has it’s source in God.
God is Love.
And this is love, not that we love God, but that He first loved us and sent His Son as a propitiation for our sins.
The reason this is such an expression of love is that God was totally full, complete and satisfied in and of Himself, being that He as God is totally full, complete and satisfying by His very nature.
And while he needed nothing in addition to Himself, He not only made us for fellowship and enjoyment, but suffered on our behalf to solve a problem WE CAUSED, at HIS EXPENSE.
THAT IS LOVE.
Goodwill and pure intention expressed towards another, without conditions or favoritism, despite of any qualifications met by the object loved, simply for the sake of expressing love, because love is the greatest, purest, and most beautiful things in all of existence.
Love never fails.
In conclusion, if you or anyone else has questions or would like clarification regarding any of the more complex aspects of this article (example: how love and propitiation/sacrifice can coexist, the subjectivity of feelings and emotions, etc.
) let me know I would be more than happy to clarify! :]

Emotions or feelings of love is has created so many problems in relationships today.
You can feel attracted to your partner one day and the next day you feel grossed out by him.
One minute you’re cuddling and the next you’re struggling with depression.
What Americans and western culture in general have seemed to forget, is that love is absolutely a choice.
It has nothing to do with your level of physical attraction “feelings of lust” love is not just a feeling.
It is a choice.
These feelings you get when you’re starting to fall in love with someone is because you love something about them.
And that makes you do things for them to show that person you love them.
Even sex is an action… it’s not just about feelings of lust, it is a choice.
You can choose to have sex with someone that you don’t even like.
You can choose to have sex with someone you’re not generally attracted to and still enjoy the sex.
All of this is a choice, emotions have very little to do with it.
If you choosing your partners purely based on youthful lust and emotions then you’re choosing your partners based on how they make you feel and you’re doing nothing to verify anything about that person personally.
People will jump into a relationship with someone that they barely even know and then realize they made a huge mistake.
or they will dump someone and then immediately regret it.
Americans are having such a difficult time with relationships today because we have become more motivated by youthful passions and lust rather than logic verification.
When you truly love someone you will be amazed what you’re willing to do for them and it doesn’t feel like a chore or feel like they’re getting in the way because you love them.
You’re not with your partner purely out of lustful desires for them.
Not only are you attracted to them physically but you also love their personality, their character, their humor.
You’re not just thinking about sex.
You’re with them and do things for them and you do things with them because you love them.
If you choose your partners purely based on emotions you’re doing it wrong.
Emotions are irrational and fickle and they change constantly.
But you can choose to give your love to anyone even when you are not feeling your best and you’re going through difficult times you still love them it’s a choice.
not just a feeling.
You want to get a divorce just because you don’t feel happy right now? ugh, that’s so ridiculous.
What happens when you get a divorce and suddenly you realize OMG I just made such a stupid decision why did I even think that way? because you’re allowing your emotions to make all your decisions for you.
When it comes to physical attraction this also changes all the time.
You’re body changes as you get older.
Your looks start to fade away and unless you’re working your butt off every day at the gym you’re going to lose that beach bod you had when you were in college and high school.
Lets use this hypothetical: a woman can have sex with a guy and she even apparently enjoyed it, so why not work on having a relationship with him? why? because he’s not your usual type of guy you date?
this actually happened to me also.
I ended up having a one night stand with a woman I really loved being with but she didn’t want that to change anything we were even living together.
Even though she enjoyed the sex and cuddling she couldn’t get herself to date? That’s kind of illogical right? you can get that close with someone but can’t date them purely because they don’t make you feel a certain way?
love is a choice and sex is a choice, it’s not a just about feelings because feelings are fickle and they change constantly even when you are in a relationship.
They change all the time.
One day you love your partner and the next day you’re arguing and refuse to have sex with each other.
Then after calming down you want to make love again.
That’s the difference between emotions and logic which unfortunately most people don’t use anymore when they’re looking for a partner.

Merriam Webster has a simple definition of love, as well as the full definition of love used as a noun and as a verb.
Here's a link to it.
It's understandable that it doesn't though because it is a phrase that is used to express how one feels about another, as a closing salutation when saying goodbye, or a convincing plead when things have gone wrong between people that care deeply for each other.
But let's put it in it's correct context for a moment.
I love you.
We all know "I" makes up the subject of that simple sentence in it's entirety.
Now, "I love", only makes a dependent clause because it only consists of a subject and a verb.
That's right.
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now it's easier to see.
Remember, a verb shows action.
"I love" can only be a dependent clause because the thought isn't finished.
What do "I love"? You.
So "you" completes the thought which makes "I love you" an independent clause, as well as the most simple form of a properly structured sentence.
Now it is undeniable that love is a verb, so we can move away from this boring refresher of elementary school days, and move on to the explanation of what the action of loving requires.
If you've never been in a relationship that shares a genuinely caring and intimate connection, don't worry.
You will one day and this next part will give you the understanding of loving that can make that relationship last for eternity.
And for those of you that have before, think back to the beginning of it.
Remember the process of getting to know each other.
Now think about all of the things that you and your significant other did or would have done to make the other feel important and special in your life.
Now take all of those thoughts and substitute them for love in that three word sentence.
I love you, becomes "I cherish you", "I spend time with you", "I laugh with you", "I give to you", "I think of you", "I respect you", "I consider you", "I defend you", "I am faithful to you", "I am loyal to you", "I am intimate with you".
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The list is only limited by what you would do for or with that person that you care deeply about.
And all of those things are choices you make each and every time that you do them.
Yep, you guessed it.
All of those actions of loving are what brings that plethora of pleasant emotions.
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happy, joy, thrilled, eager, anxious, charged, driven, motivated.
So to love someone, is a choice.
And it's a choice that you make every day.
Even every moment at times.
And every time you choose it, those feel good emotions rush into the person you're loving.
That's right.
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the feeling of being "in love" is really all of the good emotions experienced as a result of two people choosing to perform the action of love on each other.
And if you want to share your life with that person, you must perpetually make the choice to love them.
Ya know.
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in good times and bad, through sickness and health.
Even when you're so mad at them that they are the absolute last thing you want to see.
Really, those mad times are the most critical times.
When you're mad at them, you should quickly choose to love them.
Yes, seriously.
Inevitably, every time that you choose to not love (cherish; kiss; respect;.
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Loving someone should be a perpetual choice forever because it makes sense! After all, you choose to love them simply because you want to love them! That choice and want should be all that is needed to maintain choosing to love every time.
And anyone that has any doubt left.
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think about the last great relationship you had.
It was unrealistically great at the very beginning wasn't it? What about after the "new wore off"? Didn't feel quite as connected did it? Now think about all of the actions you each did to make the other feel significant at the very beginning.
When the new wore off, I would bet that you each had stopped doing those things at least by half as much.
You weren't choosing to love every single opportunity you had.
It is the demise of almost every single failed relationship.
The person that one wants to keep forever, they lose because they stop making that person feel like they are significant.
My answer is no, love isn't a "feeling" of desire or anything else for that matter.
Nor is it an emotion.
It is purely an action that you choose to do to, or for, someone that causes them to feel every pleasant emotion available in hopes that they will reciprocate and perform equivalent actions to, or for, you so that you may experience those same great emotions.

Sri Sri Ravishankarji Says, "Love is not an emotion, it is your very existence.
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Love is the basis of all emotions we experience in our life.

We feel anger because of the love for perfection.

We feel fear because we love our life or our image.

We feel lust because we love someones body.

We feel jealous because we love something which is in possession of others.

We feel greed because we love money.

We feel sadness because of loss of someone/something which we loved.

We feel hatred towards someone because we love the opposite type of person.

Behind each and every desire there is love for someone or something.

It is LOVE which moves the world :)

So Love is not an emotion or sensation.
It is the very basis of our existence.

How can love be an emotion?Emotions are fleeting ;they come and go,depending on circumstances,incidents and moods.
Love is so much more than that .
It is a way of being .
It is a life energy that flows constantly.
Love is not influenced by external circumstances and is defined by the depth and expanse of our own being.
Love can be discipline ,a duty, a drive , a mission , an act of will…In the wrong hands love can also be a tool of blackmail.
But above all,love is that extra muscle or limb which god has given us to help manage when all else fails.
Love helps us rise above ourselves.
The objects of our love may change; Love remains constant.
When you truly love someone ,it is an acceptance of him or her into your very being.
And that can work the other way round as well – when you truly accept someone ,you learn to love him .
Feelings such as lust ,passion ,affection,desire may ebb and love flows unhindered.
When an emotion is healthy,it arises only when it is needed…It recedes willingly once it has adressed an issue.
When love is healthy,it does none of these things….
Love is not an emotion ;it doesnt behave the way emotions do.
”Real love is a category of its own.

Sometimes we imagine ourselves in love ,projecting our emotions onto someone we are not really deeply connected with.
In such a game,desire,lust,moods,passion and even affection can all play a role,but the real thing is missing.
And when reality raises its head ,we realise that love was never a part of this game plying.
So how do you know your love is true?True love has a transformative power and makes us feel stronger ,more powerful, and deepens us as individuals .
When we love someone it gives an extra edge and a keen sensitivity to our senses ,allowing us to experience life and the world around in a much deeper and more meaningful manner.
Love means sharing;no self-indulgent,selfish person can love another deeply.
Love means an onward movement .
Luxuriating in a happy love or even wallowing in self-pity after your heart is broken is not the purpose of love in our lives.
“Love is an experience that can be felt by the soul and should not be bound by any nomenclatures or definitions” ,says an inimitable poet.
The invincibility of love and the impossibility of binding its natural flow ….
Indeed true love is a merging of the souls.
where one ends,the other begins…

Love is not a feeling or an emotion!
you many think then what it is?
Its is AN EXPRESSION OF ALL OTHER EMOTIONS IN A SINGLE WORD.

let me give you an example:
you may say you love your mother!!!!!! If Your asked to describe why you love her You may be say like,
I feel safe with her+she protects me+she guides me+She gave birth to me and so on
so,
the main part of emotion with your mother you are feelings are like:
protection+care+mentor=LOVE
in the same way if you say you love someone,its not love ,its all mixed emotion like happiness,joy,care,protection and many other emotions and feeling that you describe in a single word called LOVE.
just think when the person you say loved hearted you and now you hate that person ,so if you say you have loved that person where is that emotion called love ,why it is been replaced by hate,anger,etc.
,because when you say you loved that person just question yourself that what actual emotion were present,is it the joy you get by spending time with that person or the happiness you get ,
when that happiness and joy or anything that you felt with that person is no more or been compromised by that person‘s actions , your expression term LOVE is no more and you replaced them with other emotion called anger,hate,dislike ,etc.
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Its all the emotion whether it is positive or negative that matter ,and it is all about it ,
from now when you say or feel you love someone just remember this:
____________________+_______________________+______________________=LOVE
Hope you found your answer!!

There are three types of LOVE: Philos (brotherly), Eros (between husband and wife), and Agape (Godly)
Eros is sensual and erotic, full of desire.

No and no.

To answer your question specifically, love is neither a feeling of desire nor an emotion.
It's not feeling of desire, because desire is just one little part of romantic love, and there are many loves, like parental love, romantic love, friendship love, love for your job/car/whatever and so on.

It is also not an emotion, because the time frame for emotions and love are completely different.
Emotions can last anywhere from seconds to hours – but they don't endure for very long periods of time.
Emotions come and go – but love is enduring.
There are of course people who feel emotions like anger, frustration and so on for days or even years, but even those emotions abate and never last continuously without any respite.
Love is more of a choice, a commitment and an act of will, really.

Love is very difficult to Explain and it depends on people to people’s perspective but for me Love is Pure Responsibility and has fewer branches out of responsibility such as Care, Affection, Compassion,Respect and Understanding… There are many kind of love that exist such as Philos, Erotic and Agape.
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For people who feel Love is a emotion please understand that emotions are caused by hormones such as Dactomine, Sertonin, Oxytocin, Corisitol etc and fades away by time and exposure but when you love someone you will never loose responsibility for them to Give things for them such as time, respect, care, affection etc… But if the other person doesnt do back in the same way or equal or less to similar way most of the love breaks….
Love is Responsibility…

It is a feeling .
A true feeling for someone greater than life.
It is the ocean speaking through the waves.
It is the touch of a loved one.
It is moments together with her
It is her smile making you feel fresh.
It is her eyes creating that awe in you .
Yes it is a feeling.
It cannot be something else
It is her moments and gestures moving your heart.
It is her eternal vibes making life easy.
And innocence of her true being .
And her cuteness Which made me forget the whole world and I just remembered her and not even my self.
Long hairs fragrancing the environment .
And that laughing Aloud.
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And her sweet voice speaking to me.
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Yes it is a feeling .
It cannot be something else.

Love is one of the widely used yet highly misunderstood words in the English language.
Depending upon the type of interpretation, this word can take you to the sublime level of spiritual excellence or abysmal level of debased humanity.
In modern-day English language, the word ‘love’ is a general word used for many different kinds of feelings of pleasant attraction towards another person or another living or nonliving thing.

Love has much to do with emotion and will.
You can use your will (take conscious effort) to love a person, but the tender feeling (emotion) of love has to spring from within (
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As someone who is incapable of feeling it, ‘love’ is a chemical.
In fact, here’s the formula: C8H11NO2+C10H12N2O+C43H66N12O12S2.
For those who don’t know their Chemistry, that’s dopamine, oxytocin and seratonin.
It has been lab made but overdoses have been found to leave patients with paranoia, schizophrenia and other such hyper-active brain senses.
This is the cold, hard scientific explanation and I don’t know if that’s what you were aiming for.

Love involves both feelings and emotions.
It also involves thinking.
Love involves caring about another person.
It makes you want to make the beloved happy (not primarily momentarily happy, but in the permanent sense of long term well being) regardless of the cost to yourself.
Mature love involves placing the interests of the loved one as more important than your own.

Is love a feeling or an emotion?

I had the same question for a long time until i read something which changed the perception of love for me.
Here it goes.
.
A lot of people asked me what my biggest fear is, or what scares me the most and i know they would accept answers like height, or closed spaces or people dressed as animals but how do i tell them that when i was 17 i took a class called relationships for life and i learned that most people fall out of love for the same reasons they fell in it.
That their lover’s once endearing stubbornness has now become refusal t compromise and their one track mind is now immaturity and their bad habits which you once adored is now money down the drain.
Their spontaneity becomes reckless and irresponsible and their feet up on your dash in no longer sexy, just another distraction in your busy life.
Nothing saddens and scares me like the thought that i can be ugly to someone who once thought that all the stars were in my eyes.
After the teacher introduced us to this theory she asked us, ‘ Is love a FEELING’? Or is it a CHOICE? We were all bunch of a teenagers and we obviously said that it was a Feeling.
She then said that if we clung to this belief we’d never have a lasting relationship of any sort.
She made us interview a dozen adults who were or had been married and we asked them about their marriages and why it lasted or why it failed.
At the end i asked everyone if love was an emotion or a choice.

Everybody said it was A CHOICE.
It was a conscious commitment it is something you choose to work everyday with a person who has chosen the same thing.
They all said that at one point in their marriage the feeling of love had vanished or faded and they weren’t happy.
They said feelings are also changing and you can’t build something that will last on such a shaky foundation.

The married ones said that when things were bad they chose to open the communication and chose to identify what broke and how to fix it and chose to recreate something that was worth falling in love with.
The divorced ones said they chose to walk away.
Ever since that class, since that project i never looked at relationships the same way.
I understood why arrange marriages were successful.
I discovered the difference between feelings and commitment.
I’ve never gone for the person who makes my heart flutter or my head spin.
I’ve chosen the people who were committed to choosing me, dedicated to finding something to adore even on the ugliest days.
I no longer fear the day when someone who swore i was their universe can no longer see the stars in my eyes as long as they still choose to look until they find them again.
I hope this can make you a lot clearer of what Love actually is.
A CHOICE.

First lets define what is en emotion an what is a feeling.
Emotion — is a belief/meaning/definition in a felt way.
Sort of reaction to a belief.
For example you define something as ugly and you feel disgust, you define someone hurting you and feel anger, you define something as separation from love object and feel sadness.
Etc.
Change definition and emotion changes.
Emotions are exhausting.
Feeling (noun) — is perception of who you are, your source, your consciousness, your soul.
When no emotions are covering the consciousness then you feel clearly.
There are love, joy, magnificence, peace, etc.
Feeling is nourishing.
You cannot cause feelings to happen as you can can cause emotions to happen, but you can remove emotional clouds covering feelings.
You can observe you emotions from aside, but feelings you are.
You cannot separate them from you.
Because you are love.
This is the journey of human life to start to differentiate what originates from mind and what originates from Self.
Before that we perceive them as blended/fused together, we perceive them as same, often we even give higher priority to mind than Self, because mind is louder and Self is peaceful and that mixup is causing so much trouble.

Love, in its purest most objective sense, (which actually finds it’s source beyond us) is an intent of the will(and the will from which love comes is actually a will that finds it’s shape and intent in the nature of what love is).
This intent has an object.
Loving actions are expressed towards that object.
Emotions and feelings can follow in the experiences of the love bring expressed, but EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS DO NOT DEFINE LOVE.
The sooner a person realizes this, the better.
One of the great potential traps of man is to live a life defined by and according to feelings.
Feelings are subjective and easily manipulated.
That can be hard to swallow but it is a liberating truth when it is grasped.
The ultimate example of love would be Jesus dying on the cross for an unworthy people, who were His enemies by nature.
God Himself, in the form of a man, out of a love that desired reconciliation, did what man could not do for man’s sake, suffered in their place, and accomplished the greatest act of love in all of History.
No greater example of love exists.
Love is not found only or entirely in emotions, feelings or science.
Love is found, and has it’s source in God.
God is Love.
And this is love, not that we love God, but that He first loved us and sent His Son as a propitiation for our sins.
The reason this is such an expression of love is that God was totally full, complete and satisfied in and of Himself, being that He as God is totally full, complete and satisfying by His very nature.
And while he needed nothing in addition to Himself, He not only made us for fellowship and enjoyment, but suffered on our behalf to solve a problem WE CAUSED, at HIS EXPENSE.
THAT IS LOVE.
Goodwill and pure intention expressed towards another, without conditions or favoritism, despite of any qualifications met by the object loved, simply for the sake of expressing love, because love is the greatest, purest, and most beautiful things in all of existence.
Love never fails.
In conclusion, if you or anyone else has questions or would like clarification regarding any of the more complex aspects of this article (example: how love and propitiation/sacrifice can coexist, the subjectivity of feelings and emotions, etc.
) let me know I would be more than happy to clarify! :]

Emotions or feelings of love is has created so many problems in relationships today.
You can feel attracted to your partner one day and the next day you feel grossed out by him.
One minute you’re cuddling and the next you’re struggling with depression.
What Americans and western culture in general have seemed to forget, is that love is absolutely a choice.
It has nothing to do with your level of physical attraction “feelings of lust” love is not just a feeling.
It is a choice.
These feelings you get when you’re starting to fall in love with someone is because you love something about them.
And that makes you do things for them to show that person you love them.
Even sex is an action… it’s not just about feelings of lust, it is a choice.
You can choose to have sex with someone that you don’t even like.
You can choose to have sex with someone you’re not generally attracted to and still enjoy the sex.
All of this is a choice, emotions have very little to do with it.
If you choosing your partners purely based on youthful lust and emotions then you’re choosing your partners based on how they make you feel and you’re doing nothing to verify anything about that person personally.
People will jump into a relationship with someone that they barely even know and then realize they made a huge mistake.
or they will dump someone and then immediately regret it.
Americans are having such a difficult time with relationships today because we have become more motivated by youthful passions and lust rather than logic verification.
When you truly love someone you will be amazed what you’re willing to do for them and it doesn’t feel like a chore or feel like they’re getting in the way because you love them.
You’re not with your partner purely out of lustful desires for them.
Not only are you attracted to them physically but you also love their personality, their character, their humor.
You’re not just thinking about sex.
You’re with them and do things for them and you do things with them because you love them.
If you choose your partners purely based on emotions you’re doing it wrong.
Emotions are irrational and fickle and they change constantly.
But you can choose to give your love to anyone even when you are not feeling your best and you’re going through difficult times you still love them it’s a choice.
not just a feeling.
You want to get a divorce just because you don’t feel happy right now? ugh, that’s so ridiculous.
What happens when you get a divorce and suddenly you realize OMG I just made such a stupid decision why did I even think that way? because you’re allowing your emotions to make all your decisions for you.
When it comes to physical attraction this also changes all the time.
You’re body changes as you get older.
Your looks start to fade away and unless you’re working your butt off every day at the gym you’re going to lose that beach bod you had when you were in college and high school.
Lets use this hypothetical: a woman can have sex with a guy and she even apparently enjoyed it, so why not work on having a relationship with him? why? because he’s not your usual type of guy you date?
this actually happened to me also.
I ended up having a one night stand with a woman I really loved being with but she didn’t want that to change anything we were even living together.
Even though she enjoyed the sex and cuddling she couldn’t get herself to date? That’s kind of illogical right? you can get that close with someone but can’t date them purely because they don’t make you feel a certain way?
love is a choice and sex is a choice, it’s not a just about feelings because feelings are fickle and they change constantly even when you are in a relationship.
They change all the time.
One day you love your partner and the next day you’re arguing and refuse to have sex with each other.
Then after calming down you want to make love again.
That’s the difference between emotions and logic which unfortunately most people don’t use anymore when they’re looking for a partner.

Merriam Webster has a simple definition of love, as well as the full definition of love used as a noun and as a verb.
Here's a link to it.
It's understandable that it doesn't though because it is a phrase that is used to express how one feels about another, as a closing salutation when saying goodbye, or a convincing plead when things have gone wrong between people that care deeply for each other.
But let's put it in it's correct context for a moment.
I love you.
We all know "I" makes up the subject of that simple sentence in it's entirety.
Now, "I love", only makes a dependent clause because it only consists of a subject and a verb.
That's right.
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now it's easier to see.
Remember, a verb shows action.
"I love" can only be a dependent clause because the thought isn't finished.
What do "I love"? You.
So "you" completes the thought which makes "I love you" an independent clause, as well as the most simple form of a properly structured sentence.
Now it is undeniable that love is a verb, so we can move away from this boring refresher of elementary school days, and move on to the explanation of what the action of loving requires.
If you've never been in a relationship that shares a genuinely caring and intimate connection, don't worry.
You will one day and this next part will give you the understanding of loving that can make that relationship last for eternity.
And for those of you that have before, think back to the beginning of it.
Remember the process of getting to know each other.
Now think about all of the things that you and your significant other did or would have done to make the other feel important and special in your life.
Now take all of those thoughts and substitute them for love in that three word sentence.
I love you, becomes "I cherish you", "I spend time with you", "I laugh with you", "I give to you", "I think of you", "I respect you", "I consider you", "I defend you", "I am faithful to you", "I am loyal to you", "I am intimate with you".
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The list is only limited by what you would do for or with that person that you care deeply about.
And all of those things are choices you make each and every time that you do them.
Yep, you guessed it.
All of those actions of loving are what brings that plethora of pleasant emotions.
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happy, joy, thrilled, eager, anxious, charged, driven, motivated.
So to love someone, is a choice.
And it's a choice that you make every day.
Even every moment at times.
And every time you choose it, those feel good emotions rush into the person you're loving.
That's right.
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the feeling of being "in love" is really all of the good emotions experienced as a result of two people choosing to perform the action of love on each other.
And if you want to share your life with that person, you must perpetually make the choice to love them.
Ya know.
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in good times and bad, through sickness and health.
Even when you're so mad at them that they are the absolute last thing you want to see.
Really, those mad times are the most critical times.
When you're mad at them, you should quickly choose to love them.
Yes, seriously.
Inevitably, every time that you choose to not love (cherish; kiss; respect;.
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) them, makes it easier the next time to not choose to love them.
Loving someone should be a perpetual choice forever because it makes sense! After all, you choose to love them simply because you want to love them! That choice and want should be all that is needed to maintain choosing to love every time.
And anyone that has any doubt left.
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think about the last great relationship you had.
It was unrealistically great at the very beginning wasn't it? What about after the "new wore off"? Didn't feel quite as connected did it? Now think about all of the actions you each did to make the other feel significant at the very beginning.
When the new wore off, I would bet that you each had stopped doing those things at least by half as much.
You weren't choosing to love every single opportunity you had.
It is the demise of almost every single failed relationship.
The person that one wants to keep forever, they lose because they stop making that person feel like they are significant.
My answer is no, love isn't a "feeling" of desire or anything else for that matter.
Nor is it an emotion.
It is purely an action that you choose to do to, or for, someone that causes them to feel every pleasant emotion available in hopes that they will reciprocate and perform equivalent actions to, or for, you so that you may experience those same great emotions.

Sri Sri Ravishankarji Says, "Love is not an emotion, it is your very existence.
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Love is the basis of all emotions we experience in our life.

We feel anger because of the love for perfection.

We feel fear because we love our life or our image.

We feel lust because we love someones body.

We feel jealous because we love something which is in possession of others.

We feel greed because we love money.

We feel sadness because of loss of someone/something which we loved.

We feel hatred towards someone because we love the opposite type of person.

Behind each and every desire there is love for someone or something.

It is LOVE which moves the world :)

So Love is not an emotion or sensation.
It is the very basis of our existence.

How can love be an emotion?Emotions are fleeting ;they come and go,depending on circumstances,incidents and moods.
Love is so much more than that .
It is a way of being .
It is a life energy that flows constantly.
Love is not influenced by external circumstances and is defined by the depth and expanse of our own being.
Love can be discipline ,a duty, a drive , a mission , an act of will…In the wrong hands love can also be a tool of blackmail.
But above all,love is that extra muscle or limb which god has given us to help manage when all else fails.
Love helps us rise above ourselves.
The objects of our love may change; Love remains constant.
When you truly love someone ,it is an acceptance of him or her into your very being.
And that can work the other way round as well – when you truly accept someone ,you learn to love him .
Feelings such as lust ,passion ,affection,desire may ebb and love flows unhindered.
When an emotion is healthy,it arises only when it is needed…It recedes willingly once it has adressed an issue.
When love is healthy,it does none of these things….
Love is not an emotion ;it doesnt behave the way emotions do.
”Real love is a category of its own.

Sometimes we imagine ourselves in love ,projecting our emotions onto someone we are not really deeply connected with.
In such a game,desire,lust,moods,passion and even affection can all play a role,but the real thing is missing.
And when reality raises its head ,we realise that love was never a part of this game plying.
So how do you know your love is true?True love has a transformative power and makes us feel stronger ,more powerful, and deepens us as individuals .
When we love someone it gives an extra edge and a keen sensitivity to our senses ,allowing us to experience life and the world around in a much deeper and more meaningful manner.
Love means sharing;no self-indulgent,selfish person can love another deeply.
Love means an onward movement .
Luxuriating in a happy love or even wallowing in self-pity after your heart is broken is not the purpose of love in our lives.
“Love is an experience that can be felt by the soul and should not be bound by any nomenclatures or definitions” ,says an inimitable poet.
The invincibility of love and the impossibility of binding its natural flow ….
Indeed true love is a merging of the souls.
where one ends,the other begins…

Love is not a feeling or an emotion!
you many think then what it is?
Its is AN EXPRESSION OF ALL OTHER EMOTIONS IN A SINGLE WORD.

let me give you an example:
you may say you love your mother!!!!!! If Your asked to describe why you love her You may be say like,
I feel safe with her+she protects me+she guides me+She gave birth to me and so on
so,
the main part of emotion with your mother you are feelings are like:
protection+care+mentor=LOVE
in the same way if you say you love someone,its not love ,its all mixed emotion like happiness,joy,care,protection and many other emotions and feeling that you describe in a single word called LOVE.
just think when the person you say loved hearted you and now you hate that person ,so if you say you have loved that person where is that emotion called love ,why it is been replaced by hate,anger,etc.
,because when you say you loved that person just question yourself that what actual emotion were present,is it the joy you get by spending time with that person or the happiness you get ,
when that happiness and joy or anything that you felt with that person is no more or been compromised by that person‘s actions , your expression term LOVE is no more and you replaced them with other emotion called anger,hate,dislike ,etc.
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Its all the emotion whether it is positive or negative that matter ,and it is all about it ,
from now when you say or feel you love someone just remember this:
____________________+_______________________+______________________=LOVE
Hope you found your answer!!

There are three types of LOVE: Philos (brotherly), Eros (between husband and wife), and Agape (Godly)
Eros is sensual and erotic, full of desire.

No and no.

To answer your question specifically, love is neither a feeling of desire nor an emotion.
It's not feeling of desire, because desire is just one little part of romantic love, and there are many loves, like parental love, romantic love, friendship love, love for your job/car/whatever and so on.

It is also not an emotion, because the time frame for emotions and love are completely different.
Emotions can last anywhere from seconds to hours – but they don't endure for very long periods of time.
Emotions come and go – but love is enduring.
There are of course people who feel emotions like anger, frustration and so on for days or even years, but even those emotions abate and never last continuously without any respite.
Love is more of a choice, a commitment and an act of will, really.

Love is very difficult to Explain and it depends on people to people’s perspective but for me Love is Pure Responsibility and has fewer branches out of responsibility such as Care, Affection, Compassion,Respect and Understanding… There are many kind of love that exist such as Philos, Erotic and Agape.
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For people who feel Love is a emotion please understand that emotions are caused by hormones such as Dactomine, Sertonin, Oxytocin, Corisitol etc and fades away by time and exposure but when you love someone you will never loose responsibility for them to Give things for them such as time, respect, care, affection etc… But if the other person doesnt do back in the same way or equal or less to similar way most of the love breaks….
Love is Responsibility…

It is a feeling .
A true feeling for someone greater than life.
It is the ocean speaking through the waves.
It is the touch of a loved one.
It is moments together with her
It is her smile making you feel fresh.
It is her eyes creating that awe in you .
Yes it is a feeling.
It cannot be something else
It is her moments and gestures moving your heart.
It is her eternal vibes making life easy.
And innocence of her true being .
And her cuteness Which made me forget the whole world and I just remembered her and not even my self.
Long hairs fragrancing the environment .
And that laughing Aloud.
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And her sweet voice speaking to me.
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Yes it is a feeling .
It cannot be something else.

Love is one of the widely used yet highly misunderstood words in the English language.
Depending upon the type of interpretation, this word can take you to the sublime level of spiritual excellence or abysmal level of debased humanity.
In modern-day English language, the word ‘love’ is a general word used for many different kinds of feelings of pleasant attraction towards another person or another living or nonliving thing.

Love has much to do with emotion and will.
You can use your will (take conscious effort) to love a person, but the tender feeling (emotion) of love has to spring from within (
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As someone who is incapable of feeling it, ‘love’ is a chemical.
In fact, here’s the formula: C8H11NO2+C10H12N2O+C43H66N12O12S2.
For those who don’t know their Chemistry, that’s dopamine, oxytocin and seratonin.
It has been lab made but overdoses have been found to leave patients with paranoia, schizophrenia and other such hyper-active brain senses.
This is the cold, hard scientific explanation and I don’t know if that’s what you were aiming for.

Love involves both feelings and emotions.
It also involves thinking.
Love involves caring about another person.
It makes you want to make the beloved happy (not primarily momentarily happy, but in the permanent sense of long term well being) regardless of the cost to yourself.
Mature love involves placing the interests of the loved one as more important than your own.

Chemistry of course, The human is a vastly complex machine constructed from chemical materials such as proteins, DNA and thousands of others.

Everything a human is or does is chemistry or electrochemistry.

Is love a feeling or an emotion?

I had the same question for a long time until i read something which changed the perception of love for me.
Here it goes.
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A lot of people asked me what my biggest fear is, or what scares me the most and i know they would accept answers like height, or closed spaces or people dressed as animals but how do i tell them that when i was 17 i took a class called relationships for life and i learned that most people fall out of love for the same reasons they fell in it.
That their lover’s once endearing stubbornness has now become refusal t compromise and their one track mind is now immaturity and their bad habits which you once adored is now money down the drain.
Their spontaneity becomes reckless and irresponsible and their feet up on your dash in no longer sexy, just another distraction in your busy life.
Nothing saddens and scares me like the thought that i can be ugly to someone who once thought that all the stars were in my eyes.
After the teacher introduced us to this theory she asked us, ‘ Is love a FEELING’? Or is it a CHOICE? We were all bunch of a teenagers and we obviously said that it was a Feeling.
She then said that if we clung to this belief we’d never have a lasting relationship of any sort.
She made us interview a dozen adults who were or had been married and we asked them about their marriages and why it lasted or why it failed.
At the end i asked everyone if love was an emotion or a choice.

Everybody said it was A CHOICE.
It was a conscious commitment it is something you choose to work everyday with a person who has chosen the same thing.
They all said that at one point in their marriage the feeling of love had vanished or faded and they weren’t happy.
They said feelings are also changing and you can’t build something that will last on such a shaky foundation.

The married ones said that when things were bad they chose to open the communication and chose to identify what broke and how to fix it and chose to recreate something that was worth falling in love with.
The divorced ones said they chose to walk away.
Ever since that class, since that project i never looked at relationships the same way.
I understood why arrange marriages were successful.
I discovered the difference between feelings and commitment.
I’ve never gone for the person who makes my heart flutter or my head spin.
I’ve chosen the people who were committed to choosing me, dedicated to finding something to adore even on the ugliest days.
I no longer fear the day when someone who swore i was their universe can no longer see the stars in my eyes as long as they still choose to look until they find them again.
I hope this can make you a lot clearer of what Love actually is.
A CHOICE.

First lets define what is en emotion an what is a feeling.
Emotion — is a belief/meaning/definition in a felt way.
Sort of reaction to a belief.
For example you define something as ugly and you feel disgust, you define someone hurting you and feel anger, you define something as separation from love object and feel sadness.
Etc.
Change definition and emotion changes.
Emotions are exhausting.
Feeling (noun) — is perception of who you are, your source, your consciousness, your soul.
When no emotions are covering the consciousness then you feel clearly.
There are love, joy, magnificence, peace, etc.
Feeling is nourishing.
You cannot cause feelings to happen as you can can cause emotions to happen, but you can remove emotional clouds covering feelings.
You can observe you emotions from aside, but feelings you are.
You cannot separate them from you.
Because you are love.
This is the journey of human life to start to differentiate what originates from mind and what originates from Self.
Before that we perceive them as blended/fused together, we perceive them as same, often we even give higher priority to mind than Self, because mind is louder and Self is peaceful and that mixup is causing so much trouble.

Love, in its purest most objective sense, (which actually finds it’s source beyond us) is an intent of the will(and the will from which love comes is actually a will that finds it’s shape and intent in the nature of what love is).
This intent has an object.
Loving actions are expressed towards that object.
Emotions and feelings can follow in the experiences of the love bring expressed, but EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS DO NOT DEFINE LOVE.
The sooner a person realizes this, the better.
One of the great potential traps of man is to live a life defined by and according to feelings.
Feelings are subjective and easily manipulated.
That can be hard to swallow but it is a liberating truth when it is grasped.
The ultimate example of love would be Jesus dying on the cross for an unworthy people, who were His enemies by nature.
God Himself, in the form of a man, out of a love that desired reconciliation, did what man could not do for man’s sake, suffered in their place, and accomplished the greatest act of love in all of History.
No greater example of love exists.
Love is not found only or entirely in emotions, feelings or science.
Love is found, and has it’s source in God.
God is Love.
And this is love, not that we love God, but that He first loved us and sent His Son as a propitiation for our sins.
The reason this is such an expression of love is that God was totally full, complete and satisfied in and of Himself, being that He as God is totally full, complete and satisfying by His very nature.
And while he needed nothing in addition to Himself, He not only made us for fellowship and enjoyment, but suffered on our behalf to solve a problem WE CAUSED, at HIS EXPENSE.
THAT IS LOVE.
Goodwill and pure intention expressed towards another, without conditions or favoritism, despite of any qualifications met by the object loved, simply for the sake of expressing love, because love is the greatest, purest, and most beautiful things in all of existence.
Love never fails.
In conclusion, if you or anyone else has questions or would like clarification regarding any of the more complex aspects of this article (example: how love and propitiation/sacrifice can coexist, the subjectivity of feelings and emotions, etc.
) let me know I would be more than happy to clarify! :]

Emotions or feelings of love is has created so many problems in relationships today.
You can feel attracted to your partner one day and the next day you feel grossed out by him.
One minute you’re cuddling and the next you’re struggling with depression.
What Americans and western culture in general have seemed to forget, is that love is absolutely a choice.
It has nothing to do with your level of physical attraction “feelings of lust” love is not just a feeling.
It is a choice.
These feelings you get when you’re starting to fall in love with someone is because you love something about them.
And that makes you do things for them to show that person you love them.
Even sex is an action… it’s not just about feelings of lust, it is a choice.
You can choose to have sex with someone that you don’t even like.
You can choose to have sex with someone you’re not generally attracted to and still enjoy the sex.
All of this is a choice, emotions have very little to do with it.
If you choosing your partners purely based on youthful lust and emotions then you’re choosing your partners based on how they make you feel and you’re doing nothing to verify anything about that person personally.
People will jump into a relationship with someone that they barely even know and then realize they made a huge mistake.
or they will dump someone and then immediately regret it.
Americans are having such a difficult time with relationships today because we have become more motivated by youthful passions and lust rather than logic verification.
When you truly love someone you will be amazed what you’re willing to do for them and it doesn’t feel like a chore or feel like they’re getting in the way because you love them.
You’re not with your partner purely out of lustful desires for them.
Not only are you attracted to them physically but you also love their personality, their character, their humor.
You’re not just thinking about sex.
You’re with them and do things for them and you do things with them because you love them.
If you choose your partners purely based on emotions you’re doing it wrong.
Emotions are irrational and fickle and they change constantly.
But you can choose to give your love to anyone even when you are not feeling your best and you’re going through difficult times you still love them it’s a choice.
not just a feeling.
You want to get a divorce just because you don’t feel happy right now? ugh, that’s so ridiculous.
What happens when you get a divorce and suddenly you realize OMG I just made such a stupid decision why did I even think that way? because you’re allowing your emotions to make all your decisions for you.
When it comes to physical attraction this also changes all the time.
You’re body changes as you get older.
Your looks start to fade away and unless you’re working your butt off every day at the gym you’re going to lose that beach bod you had when you were in college and high school.
Lets use this hypothetical: a woman can have sex with a guy and she even apparently enjoyed it, so why not work on having a relationship with him? why? because he’s not your usual type of guy you date?
this actually happened to me also.
I ended up having a one night stand with a woman I really loved being with but she didn’t want that to change anything we were even living together.
Even though she enjoyed the sex and cuddling she couldn’t get herself to date? That’s kind of illogical right? you can get that close with someone but can’t date them purely because they don’t make you feel a certain way?
love is a choice and sex is a choice, it’s not a just about feelings because feelings are fickle and they change constantly even when you are in a relationship.
They change all the time.
One day you love your partner and the next day you’re arguing and refuse to have sex with each other.
Then after calming down you want to make love again.
That’s the difference between emotions and logic which unfortunately most people don’t use anymore when they’re looking for a partner.

Merriam Webster has a simple definition of love, as well as the full definition of love used as a noun and as a verb.
Here's a link to it.
It's understandable that it doesn't though because it is a phrase that is used to express how one feels about another, as a closing salutation when saying goodbye, or a convincing plead when things have gone wrong between people that care deeply for each other.
But let's put it in it's correct context for a moment.
I love you.
We all know "I" makes up the subject of that simple sentence in it's entirety.
Now, "I love", only makes a dependent clause because it only consists of a subject and a verb.
That's right.
.
.
now it's easier to see.
Remember, a verb shows action.
"I love" can only be a dependent clause because the thought isn't finished.
What do "I love"? You.
So "you" completes the thought which makes "I love you" an independent clause, as well as the most simple form of a properly structured sentence.
Now it is undeniable that love is a verb, so we can move away from this boring refresher of elementary school days, and move on to the explanation of what the action of loving requires.
If you've never been in a relationship that shares a genuinely caring and intimate connection, don't worry.
You will one day and this next part will give you the understanding of loving that can make that relationship last for eternity.
And for those of you that have before, think back to the beginning of it.
Remember the process of getting to know each other.
Now think about all of the things that you and your significant other did or would have done to make the other feel important and special in your life.
Now take all of those thoughts and substitute them for love in that three word sentence.
I love you, becomes "I cherish you", "I spend time with you", "I laugh with you", "I give to you", "I think of you", "I respect you", "I consider you", "I defend you", "I am faithful to you", "I am loyal to you", "I am intimate with you".
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.
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The list is only limited by what you would do for or with that person that you care deeply about.
And all of those things are choices you make each and every time that you do them.
Yep, you guessed it.
All of those actions of loving are what brings that plethora of pleasant emotions.
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happy, joy, thrilled, eager, anxious, charged, driven, motivated.
So to love someone, is a choice.
And it's a choice that you make every day.
Even every moment at times.
And every time you choose it, those feel good emotions rush into the person you're loving.
That's right.
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the feeling of being "in love" is really all of the good emotions experienced as a result of two people choosing to perform the action of love on each other.
And if you want to share your life with that person, you must perpetually make the choice to love them.
Ya know.
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in good times and bad, through sickness and health.
Even when you're so mad at them that they are the absolute last thing you want to see.
Really, those mad times are the most critical times.
When you're mad at them, you should quickly choose to love them.
Yes, seriously.
Inevitably, every time that you choose to not love (cherish; kiss; respect;.
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) them, makes it easier the next time to not choose to love them.
Loving someone should be a perpetual choice forever because it makes sense! After all, you choose to love them simply because you want to love them! That choice and want should be all that is needed to maintain choosing to love every time.
And anyone that has any doubt left.
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think about the last great relationship you had.
It was unrealistically great at the very beginning wasn't it? What about after the "new wore off"? Didn't feel quite as connected did it? Now think about all of the actions you each did to make the other feel significant at the very beginning.
When the new wore off, I would bet that you each had stopped doing those things at least by half as much.
You weren't choosing to love every single opportunity you had.
It is the demise of almost every single failed relationship.
The person that one wants to keep forever, they lose because they stop making that person feel like they are significant.
My answer is no, love isn't a "feeling" of desire or anything else for that matter.
Nor is it an emotion.
It is purely an action that you choose to do to, or for, someone that causes them to feel every pleasant emotion available in hopes that they will reciprocate and perform equivalent actions to, or for, you so that you may experience those same great emotions.

Sri Sri Ravishankarji Says, "Love is not an emotion, it is your very existence.
"
Love is the basis of all emotions we experience in our life.

We feel anger because of the love for perfection.

We feel fear because we love our life or our image.

We feel lust because we love someones body.

We feel jealous because we love something which is in possession of others.

We feel greed because we love money.

We feel sadness because of loss of someone/something which we loved.

We feel hatred towards someone because we love the opposite type of person.

Behind each and every desire there is love for someone or something.

It is LOVE which moves the world :)

So Love is not an emotion or sensation.
It is the very basis of our existence.

How can love be an emotion?Emotions are fleeting ;they come and go,depending on circumstances,incidents and moods.
Love is so much more than that .
It is a way of being .
It is a life energy that flows constantly.
Love is not influenced by external circumstances and is defined by the depth and expanse of our own being.
Love can be discipline ,a duty, a drive , a mission , an act of will…In the wrong hands love can also be a tool of blackmail.
But above all,love is that extra muscle or limb which god has given us to help manage when all else fails.
Love helps us rise above ourselves.
The objects of our love may change; Love remains constant.
When you truly love someone ,it is an acceptance of him or her into your very being.
And that can work the other way round as well – when you truly accept someone ,you learn to love him .
Feelings such as lust ,passion ,affection,desire may ebb and love flows unhindered.
When an emotion is healthy,it arises only when it is needed…It recedes willingly once it has adressed an issue.
When love is healthy,it does none of these things….
Love is not an emotion ;it doesnt behave the way emotions do.
”Real love is a category of its own.

Sometimes we imagine ourselves in love ,projecting our emotions onto someone we are not really deeply connected with.
In such a game,desire,lust,moods,passion and even affection can all play a role,but the real thing is missing.
And when reality raises its head ,we realise that love was never a part of this game plying.
So how do you know your love is true?True love has a transformative power and makes us feel stronger ,more powerful, and deepens us as individuals .
When we love someone it gives an extra edge and a keen sensitivity to our senses ,allowing us to experience life and the world around in a much deeper and more meaningful manner.
Love means sharing;no self-indulgent,selfish person can love another deeply.
Love means an onward movement .
Luxuriating in a happy love or even wallowing in self-pity after your heart is broken is not the purpose of love in our lives.
“Love is an experience that can be felt by the soul and should not be bound by any nomenclatures or definitions” ,says an inimitable poet.
The invincibility of love and the impossibility of binding its natural flow ….
Indeed true love is a merging of the souls.
where one ends,the other begins…

Love is not a feeling or an emotion!
you many think then what it is?
Its is AN EXPRESSION OF ALL OTHER EMOTIONS IN A SINGLE WORD.

let me give you an example:
you may say you love your mother!!!!!! If Your asked to describe why you love her You may be say like,
I feel safe with her+she protects me+she guides me+She gave birth to me and so on
so,
the main part of emotion with your mother you are feelings are like:
protection+care+mentor=LOVE
in the same way if you say you love someone,its not love ,its all mixed emotion like happiness,joy,care,protection and many other emotions and feeling that you describe in a single word called LOVE.
just think when the person you say loved hearted you and now you hate that person ,so if you say you have loved that person where is that emotion called love ,why it is been replaced by hate,anger,etc.
,because when you say you loved that person just question yourself that what actual emotion were present,is it the joy you get by spending time with that person or the happiness you get ,
when that happiness and joy or anything that you felt with that person is no more or been compromised by that person‘s actions , your expression term LOVE is no more and you replaced them with other emotion called anger,hate,dislike ,etc.
,
Its all the emotion whether it is positive or negative that matter ,and it is all about it ,
from now when you say or feel you love someone just remember this:
____________________+_______________________+______________________=LOVE
Hope you found your answer!!

There are three types of LOVE: Philos (brotherly), Eros (between husband and wife), and Agape (Godly)
Eros is sensual and erotic, full of desire.

No and no.

To answer your question specifically, love is neither a feeling of desire nor an emotion.
It's not feeling of desire, because desire is just one little part of romantic love, and there are many loves, like parental love, romantic love, friendship love, love for your job/car/whatever and so on.

It is also not an emotion, because the time frame for emotions and love are completely different.
Emotions can last anywhere from seconds to hours – but they don't endure for very long periods of time.
Emotions come and go – but love is enduring.
There are of course people who feel emotions like anger, frustration and so on for days or even years, but even those emotions abate and never last continuously without any respite.
Love is more of a choice, a commitment and an act of will, really.

Love is very difficult to Explain and it depends on people to people’s perspective but for me Love is Pure Responsibility and has fewer branches out of responsibility such as Care, Affection, Compassion,Respect and Understanding… There are many kind of love that exist such as Philos, Erotic and Agape.
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For people who feel Love is a emotion please understand that emotions are caused by hormones such as Dactomine, Sertonin, Oxytocin, Corisitol etc and fades away by time and exposure but when you love someone you will never loose responsibility for them to Give things for them such as time, respect, care, affection etc… But if the other person doesnt do back in the same way or equal or less to similar way most of the love breaks….
Love is Responsibility…

It is a feeling .
A true feeling for someone greater than life.
It is the ocean speaking through the waves.
It is the touch of a loved one.
It is moments together with her
It is her smile making you feel fresh.
It is her eyes creating that awe in you .
Yes it is a feeling.
It cannot be something else
It is her moments and gestures moving your heart.
It is her eternal vibes making life easy.
And innocence of her true being .
And her cuteness Which made me forget the whole world and I just remembered her and not even my self.
Long hairs fragrancing the environment .
And that laughing Aloud.
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And her sweet voice speaking to me.
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Yes it is a feeling .
It cannot be something else.

Love is one of the widely used yet highly misunderstood words in the English language.
Depending upon the type of interpretation, this word can take you to the sublime level of spiritual excellence or abysmal level of debased humanity.
In modern-day English language, the word ‘love’ is a general word used for many different kinds of feelings of pleasant attraction towards another person or another living or nonliving thing.

Love has much to do with emotion and will.
You can use your will (take conscious effort) to love a person, but the tender feeling (emotion) of love has to spring from within (
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As someone who is incapable of feeling it, ‘love’ is a chemical.
In fact, here’s the formula: C8H11NO2+C10H12N2O+C43H66N12O12S2.
For those who don’t know their Chemistry, that’s dopamine, oxytocin and seratonin.
It has been lab made but overdoses have been found to leave patients with paranoia, schizophrenia and other such hyper-active brain senses.
This is the cold, hard scientific explanation and I don’t know if that’s what you were aiming for.

Love involves both feelings and emotions.
It also involves thinking.
Love involves caring about another person.
It makes you want to make the beloved happy (not primarily momentarily happy, but in the permanent sense of long term well being) regardless of the cost to yourself.
Mature love involves placing the interests of the loved one as more important than your own.

Chemistry of course, The human is a vastly complex machine constructed from chemical materials such as proteins, DNA and thousands of others.

Everything a human is or does is chemistry or electrochemistry.

Updated: 11.07.2019 — 2:35 pm

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