How do you know if you’re in love?

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“Love is a feeling, not a relationship. Feel it.”

A friend gifted me this book with small messages (handwritten) on random pages. This (above) message was on one of the pages, I found it lovely! 💖

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William Shakespeare has very beautifully described love in Sonnet 116:

“… Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.”

Love is a feeling, a very profound emotion for another person – which reminds you that imperfection is beautiful. In my opinion, the truest test of love is if you really want to protect the person you love, from all harm and danger – including yourself?

If you are willing to lay your life, for the one you love?

If what matters to them, becomes important to you too?

If you can forgive them, without an apology?

If you can understand their heart, without an explanation?

Love is wanting happiness for your beloved. Having their best interest at heart. Being their friend, supporter, and critic, if needed.

Love is also being able to let go of your beloved if you know their happiness lies elsewhere. That is the biggest test of love.

To be able to love is a huge blessing! Unlike what movies tell us, love may or may not be forever being with our beloved. Sometimes it is just for a few moments! Find your happiness and let go of expectations and attachment 🙂

“The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves—say rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”

Victor Hugo



I loved a song which beautifully describes love….

English translation:

Besides you, my love

besides you
my love
I shan’t find another
who’ll give
peace to my soul
and indulge me
I have gone and seen it all
america, russia, malaysiana
there wasn’t any difference
they all had some condition
some asked for my time
some were fascinated with my face
some demanded my fidelity
none wanted my demons
besides you
no one else
wanted my demons
besides you
no one else
shall shade me in the sun

Tera bin sanu soneya

tere bin
sanu sohnia
koi hor nahio labhna
jo dave
ruh nu sakun
chukke jo nakhra mera
ve main sare ghumm ke vekhia
amrika , roos, malaysia
kittey vi koi fark si
har kise di koi shart si
koi mangda mera si sama
koi hunda surat te fida
koi mangda meri si vafa
na koi mangda merian bala
tere bin
hor na kise
mangni merian bala
tere bin
hor na kise
karni dhup vich chhan

Much Love ❤ 

Himali

7 thoughts on “How do you know if you’re in love?

  1. SMiLes i’ve Never Given
    Up on Any Human Being
    No Matter Who They are
    This
    Is
    The
    Devil’s
    Advantage
    Seeing Everyone
    Else From What Was once
    The Lowest Floor oF All Before
    Perhaps if i was ‘Human’ i would Give Up
    But On Top of that if One Really Goes
    To Hell There is no Such Thing as Being
    In Love only
    Being
    Love
    The Perspective
    of the Other Place Now..
    Smiles When One Masters their
    Emotions in Regulation and Integrates
    Their Senses Emotions Are Free and
    Never Need to be put in prison For It
    Is True Detached Emotions almost Always
    Turn into some kind of Pain or Human Disease
    Smiles
    When We
    Finally Become
    One With Our Emotions
    We Truly are Free just to Be Love
    My God the Challenge of a Lifetime.. ‘Grasshopper’..;)

    Like

  2. Wow! I never knew the meaning though I had heard the song earlier. You have really captured the meaning of love very well.

    Like

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