What is and isn't love.

Love is not a constant high without any low.

Love is not about only intensity and exhibition.

Love is not arranging all your beliefs so they align well with someone else’s.

Love is not a prize to be won or a trophy to be given to a chosen few.

Love is a choice.

Love is about the long-term journey and not the short-term highs/lows.

Love is about showing up and never giving up.

Love is willing to change your beliefs because you love someone.

Love is overcoming your own self-cherishing, the demons of fear, anger and attachment so you can see joy and happiness in someone else’s eyes.

Love is acceptance upon refection.

Love is forgiveness.

Love is apologizing for the unskillful unthoughtful things you may have done.

Love is accepting this apology with grace and not wishing for a better past.

Love is showing patience in the midst of judgement and messiness.

Love is willing to be made fun of.

Love is holding two opposing beliefs at the same time without judging either.

Love is learning to see the world through the eyes of someone else.

Love is valuing others’ emotions as preciously as yours.

Love is treating others with kindness but first and foremost gifting that kindness to you.