What the world needs now is love, sweet love! Love is all you need. Could any three words (or two in some other languages) be more important than “I Love You” (or te amo, or je t’aime).
The sun rises and sets each day, and on each of these days I hope you have love, find love, are in love, love what you are doing, are loved by someone. It’s a lonely world out there without love. For all of you who are in love, I say be grateful! For those of you who seek love, I say have faith, there is someone out there who will love you. For those of you who search for meaning in life, I say search for the meaning in love.
We can do something for love. We can be in love. We can make love. We can fall in love. We can show our love. We can send our love. There are so many kinds of love available – love can be a profound and tender feeling filled with passionate affection for another person. Love can be a deep affection or attachment to a parent or a child or a pet or a friend.
Listen to the words of Rumi with your heart and with an open desire for love:
This is love:
to fly toward a secret sky,
to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.
First, to let go of life.
In the end, to take a step without feet;
to regard this world as invisible,
and to disregard what appears to be the self.
Heart, I said, what a gift it has been
to enter this circle of lovers,
to see beyond seeing itself,
to reach and feel within the breast.
The Divani Shamsi Tabriz, XII