How Do We Measure Love?
It is often asked: How do we measure love? It’s simple really. We measure love by action and or lack of action. Love is an action word and no matter how much someone tells you they love you if their actions don’t live up to what they are telling you then you shouldn’t believe them for a minute! Love is more than a feeling. That feeling leads us to action just as that lack of feeling will lead us on non-action.
Too often we forget that love is an action word. We get all caught up in our need and desire for it that we look for it in the strangest places. It is such a basic human need that we will often go to great lengths to acquire it.
Many of us have no clue as to how to go about measuring love to determine if someone really loves us or not. The great news or possibly not so great depending on how you look at it is that there is a way to measure love. Measure the action and inaction, taking place in the relationship. Measure the giving and the taking. Measure what they are doing for you and because of you. It is there you can measure it and you can determine the value of your relationship through that measurement.
Sometimes it’s difficult to face the cold hard facts of reality. I think that is the most painful side of love. To learn and admit to yourself that the love is not there can be excruciating. However, the only way to find real love is to let go of faulty love.
We must be honest with ourselves if we are to move forward in our lives. If we want happiness we must find the courage to be honest with ourselves. Sometimes this little task is the most difficult task of all…