Why Love Is The Greatest Gift Of All


“He loved constantly, instantly, spontaneously, without thought or words. That’s what he taught me. Love is not something you think about, it is a state in which you dwell. That was his gift.” – Christopher Moore, Lamb.

Love. A simple word, yet complex in reality. I love how author Christopher Moore, calls Love a gift. It truly is the best gift you can give to yourself and others.

A pure and spontaneous emotion, Love is an essential aspect of our integral being. It is the magic key to the door that has several gifts in store. Where there is love, there is trust, faith, respect, patience, hope, kindness, forgiveness, and truth.

The key begins with the complete acceptance and love for the self. But there’s a catch. Love without being attached, even to yourself. There’s a thin line between kindness to yourself and narcissism. 

Love is freedom from ego. To love wholeheartedly without any expectations or attachment is the most liberating experience. Freedom from the aggrandizing importance of the self. Freedom from bias and the fear of loving others different from us.

Love sees everyone as equal. It is cognizant that we are all related, worthy of love, and construct humankind. Love is the essence of life, and one must never stop believing in love and loving others because of traumatic experiences.

It doesn’t mean we put on blinders and love everyone. It means adopting a holistic outlook and judging others from an objective space. With prudence, empathy, patience, and even hope. What’s there to life without love and hope after all!

Love is a courageous act in times of hatred. So love in all consciousness.

My idea of love swings between idealism and practicality. I’m a die-hard romantic and optimist at heart. I believe love makes the world go around. It’s the oxygen that keeps us going.

I don’t consider money as the most important thing in the world. While there’s no denying the importance of money, I’d place connections, health, and personal growth rooted in purpose and character far above it any day.

The best thing about love (like intelligence), is that it’s versatile and multifaceted. The only caveat is to have boundaries so you can enjoy healthy love.

May we all find love in whatever form—in us and around us. May we always be the eternal romantics.

“Let all that you do be done in love.”–1 Corinthians 16:14.

*This post is a part of Blogchatter Half Marathon 2023

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Tina Sequeira
Tina Sequeira is a marketer and moonlighting writer. She is passionate about tech, creativity, and social justice—dabbling in and writing about the same.

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