Seven Levels of Love
We explore the seven dimensions, or the seven expressions, or the seven levels of love. And this is the research. It’s a mid-flight research and a way to unlock and unleash the latent potential in words that we’ve overused throughout the millennia, and words that deserve new revitalized grounding and potential.
So you have used the term, the word, love, several times in our conversations, and I was pretty transparent in terms of how I’ve struggled with that word in the past. And before I elaborate more about my struggle and how I’m working to resolve my struggle and work through it…
We talk about parental love. We talk about brotherly love, we talk about erotic love, we talk about love of an idea, of love of the Divine. And we use, for all those very different experiences and states, and so much more, we use the same word.
I don’t disagree with the idea that everything in the end comes to love, and we may discover that we want to choose a different word when we actually say that. But, again, the idea here is that at some point the aggregation and the simplification loses its potency. And that’s why we are delineating that.
What’s at the root of that, it’s the love of life, and the love of possibility, and the love of the fact that I am alive here right now. And, because of the fact that I’m alive here right now, I have the right to have a go, and to run, and the opportunities of a new day without anything holding me back.
This is where, I think, we have the expression that you will love something to the point that it aches, because it is so precious and so dear. And there is about that, it’s both very personal and completely impersonal – all at the same time.
This is where words really are merely an approximation, which is always the case. Whenever we use language we are in the practice of approximating because you’re always just nearby something; you cannot fully describe it exactly, especially here in level one. Because how do you describe the ineffable? It is, by definition, indescribable.