Love is the most looked forward emotion on this mortal planet, yet complex and mysterious. Mysterious like the morning fog when you can hardly see or comprehend anything until the day proceeds. Even the most selfish and evil person looks forward to this emotion from others. But the moment when we say love, every person has his way of defining it. Does Love have a name? If yes, are we not limiting it within a boundary? If you ask me, What is Love? It is the journey of a meandering river that sways with the rhythm of life rendering new dimensions as well as new meaning in every phase.
For me, the meaning of this divine emotion has evolved over the years. It’s more than happiness, to love and be loved.
I still remember when I was a child, I loved dancing and reading books most, my first love you can say. When I grew up, I was a seeker for love from a companion, love was friendship then. With marriage, I unveiled another shade of love both physical as well as emotional. Love earlier was desire now it was acceptance, co-existence and compatibility. Marriage helped me to dive deep into the philosophy of life and unveil various hues of love.
As I moved further in life, love for me was longing and hope for motherhood.
With Motherhood, LOVE became nurture, care and a learning curve.
Now, when I look back and reflect, with every phase of life I have seen as well as experienced a different shade of Love. Like a flower, it has shown different layers of hue which had its own charm and significance.
During tough times when my mother was diagnosed from stage II endometrial cancer, love transformed into power to heal. My mother had lost all hopes for life, it was the love of her children and her husband that brought her back. Love shielded her from treacherous clutches of deadly cancer.
Today, at this juncture of life I feel Love cannot just confine itself to just one person or thing, it reaches and boundaries are INFINITE.
But, now my love, has found a new dimension and meaning when I put my soul and creativity in my food art or storytelling session its MERAKI . I find a part of me in my work that renders me a sense of pride and satisfaction. Nothing calms my nerve better, than, when I see reflection of myself in my work.
Love from being mundane is slowly and steadily transforming into divine bliss, for me. Love is limitless, the more you confine its boundaries the more attachment you have and attachment always hurts.
Life perturbs you, hurts you when you fix your boundaries into your identity, social status, wealth and relationship. When you try to sink into the vastness and be one with “SHOONYA” or No-thingness. You unite with universe, you feel YOU ARE COMPLETE.
Our Vedic scriptures have rightly described ;
SHOONYAM EVA VASHISYATE
Meaning: This is nothing, that is nothing, nothing emerges out of nothing. Even after taking the nothing out of nothing, that which remains is still nothing.
Our Upanishads, have rightly described , “Shoonya Hi Poorna”.
The ultimate love or bliss can be experienced when one syncs with No-thingness and become a part of that SHOONYA.
The journey to Shoonya or nothingness starts when you start watching gaps between two breaths, two thoughts or two things. Ashtang Yoga, defines this practice as “AJAPA” where you keep an eye and watch your own breath trying to sync with that SILENCE.
The phenomenon of Shoonya, which occupies 99% of ourselves and the whole cosmos and yet it is not in our awareness. We think life surrounding us is everything but we forget our ultimate journey. It all began with nothingness and ends into nothingness, making birth and death as two major events of this timeless space.
It’s Prakriti or Kundalini Shakti, which is personified as Parvati is within ourselves and when that shakti completes the journey to meet Shiva or Sahasrara after travelling through various energy centres, one merges with the Omnipresent.
This is believed to be the epitome of Love that awakens YOU to be one with the Cosmos.
LOVE that shatters all worldly shackles, awakens you and helps you to unite with the cosmos.
The journey from Self-love to eternal love has started.
Life is sweet but merging with You
Is far sweeter.
Do share your thoughts on what’s epitome of love for you? Do you believe in giving it a name?
This post is part of the blog hop” Petals of Love ” hosted by Swarnali Nath. We, 30 bloggers have come forward to celebrate it bringing in various hues of this beautiful flower called LOVE.