The first thing one has to consider is that we humans are made up of two elements, one physical, the other spiritual. I don't care if you believe in a supreme being or not you have got to believe there is more than just the physical that rules. We go to sleep and almost enter the breach begin death and life for many hours only to awake refreshed. What goes on with us in those hours? Our mind can free us to travel many miles and if we have the sharpened ESP we can contact a person who is many, many miles away. There are things going on in the air around us, pictures sent, voices that can't be heard unless the proper equipment is used but that doesn't deny the fact that these images are being sent throughout the universe. This is more of a spiritual experience instead of a physical one. Rather than going on with this I shall say our spiritual makeup contains this emotional force which is captured in us, our brain, our body, but breaks out of this environment to join the great power of love that is outside us.
A baby when born feels the need to be held, cuddled, loved. When that feeling is nurtured the emotion grows within that individual. When love is withheld the feeling doesn't disappear but is retarded in its growth. Where does this great force emanate from? I believe in a supreme being whose very existence is this force we call love. You may not agree but the force is there and is captivating. It may be the most driving force affecting humanity. The thing is it is eternal, never having a beginning and end, which is why many of us realize God is love, and love is God.
This emotion is so great and uplifting it has to be shared. The driving force behind this emotion, call it God or the unknown, wants to be shared, and is given to all to share. One just has to observe how your pet, dog, is overjoyed when you come into his life. Some fools say an animal doesn't feel and only has reflexes but they never knew the joy of sharing a life with a pet. Koko a big hairy scary Gorilla who has a vocabulary, American sign, of over 1,000 words and understands at least 2,000 words of spoken English has communicated how she cried when she lost her baby. This great big creation who would make us run if we saw her in the wild is shown with her pet cat. She is holding this little being to her massive chest. She could crush it easily. But no, she loves it and it loves her as the cat feels safety in her massive arms as Koko gently cuddles the cat to her chest. Yes this great emotion is out there and if we let it can capture us and propel us to the greatest heights.
On a human level this great force can be exhibited between two people who fall in love with each other. A strange term, "fall in love", no? But somehow with this great emotion all around us and within us when we meet another the chemistry just reaches out from one to the other and the force which is always around us envelopes these two people and they are lifted to great ecstasy. Many times other forces make this euphoria fade which is sad. Sometimes that force outside of us forces us to realize what we are missing. There may be a joyous event that brings us back to the state of love. Other times the event may seem catastrophic but it was necessary to bring everyone to levels that were even more seeped in love, a deeper love that could only be experienced by one party taking themselves out of the equation so that the other party could be taken care of, loved more deeply than could have ever been imagined. Sometimes the overwhelming force pushes together people that have no business being together because they need to be reminded that life is OK. That life without love is really no love at all. The force, I prefer God, sees people who need each other because in some way they were wounded and they forgot the joys of being in love, of experiencing moments outside of themselves that somehow made them better. So this great force throws together those that need each other to reach fulfillment that could not be reached with any other, no matter how crazy it may seem to those observing. Those are the situations which are really scary and some might run from it but others might run towards it in anticipation of happiness not yet realized and trust in the force that brings them together.
Not to take anything out of context but St. Paul in his first Epistle to the Corinthians in talking about God's love captures it all and without knowing it he was talking about the great force which fills all of us, God for all his creation, Humans, and the other Animals and whatever was created in love. But most of all what should fill us, each for the other because we are all created to be lovers. So I shall end this with:
1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3 If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
10 but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.
12 Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.