Wednesday, 26 October 2016
I Love You
By Nigel Ikechukwu at October 26, 2016
These three words were meant to be an expression that connotes a deep feeling of love and respect for another. These days it has become overrated.
"I love you" has become so common these days that the true meaning of the words have lost its taste. People say it so easily without even knowing what they're saying.
Some say those words only when they want something from you. They hide behind these words and when you fall for it, you get to see what's actually behind it.
Why has the words degenerated to this level? It is because mankind has become so cunning and pretentious. We love to wear masks and very few are willing to be true to themselves.
Saying "I love you" should not be so easy and common, if we understood the depth of it. It is even better to first show your love to someone before bothering about saying it.
Action speaks louder than words, but these days, the words have become so glorified that people mistake it for the real thing.
If you really love someone, your whole being will say it. Your mind, body, soul and everything that consists of you will say it. The person will feel it before you even say it because all your actions come from a heart that is true.
Real love should be such that whenever you say it to the beloved, the response should be "I know". Even merely looking into the eyes of someone you really love can say everything.
It is difficult to find such genuine love today and if you have, consider yourself lucky because Today's love has become businesslike. We are quick to claim we love someone because deep down we have things we need from the person.
It could be money, physical contact, power, to fill up loneliness, to answer Mr or Mrs etc. Our love has begun to hang on something and that's what makes it so fake.
If you love someone because of money, once the money goes, the love goes with it. If you love someone because they look beautiful or handsome, the love dies immediately once they begin to age.
If your love someone because you want to fill up your loneliness, it means that if the person goes away for a long time, the love will die. And so on.
Any kind of love based on expectations or hanging on a need is bound to fail once the need is not met. But love is meant to be eternal and infinite. It conquers everything.
So, the point is not saying "I love You". Seriously, go out in the streets or in the market and you hear people saying these words recklessly. They don't even think for a second what it really means.
The point is to understand it. Always saying it even makes it boring. It kills it and makes it look robotic. Your love will always speak for itself if it is true. And whenever you say it, it comes with a certain depth that connects with the soul of the beloved.
So think again before you say "I love you" to anyone. Do you really mean it? Is it true? Is there a want attached behind it?
Whenever we consider these things, the words become true whenever we say it and our every action will speak of your genuine love not just the words.
Until next time,