“Words have a magical power. They can either bring the greatest happiness or the deepest despair.”
— Sigmund Freud
Throughout my entire life,
I have heard people overuse, misinterpret and absolutely adulterate the word love in the English language. Hell, I’ve even been guilty of it myself on multiple occasions. I can’t help but think that maybe we have weakened the power of such a significant spiritual force in the world, by overusing the word with very weak connotations.
I mean everyone likes pizza, right? But do you really love it?
I mean come on, it’s food. Of course, I am highly appreciative of food and its ability to simultaneously trigger the pleasure center in my brain and keep me alive. But are we really going to equate our outlook towards food with the deep passion and emotion we have towards our parents, children, or significant other? Why then, are we using the same damned word we use to express our strongest feelings for our loved ones, to describe our opinions about inanimate objects and picture shows?
I swear the next time I hear someone exclaim how much they “love” their favorite action movie, or flavor of potato chips, or ice cream I might just go mad.
I know what you’re probably thinking at this point, “Dude, you are severely overthinking this love thing, lighten up man.”
I can understand why you might think that, but please, allow me to elaborate.
I am aware that the use of the word love towards a thing indicates that we really like it. I am also aware that there is a different level of energy attached to the different ways we use the same word. The point I am attempting to establish is that when we use this word in such a common way, it loses some of its emphasis when directed towards the special people in our lives. I’ve witnessed people on countless occasions throwing around the word love towards other people without meaning it in the least.
“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want, and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”
— Albert Einstein
Words hold a supremely powerful vibration.
Words possess the capacity to manipulate, create and destroy. One word used by the right person, in the right moment, could change the course of destiny for all of humanity. The power is not necessarily in the words themselves, but more so in the energetic frequency that is released when we speak them. So when we adopt the word love to characterize something as beautiful and sacred as the bond between a mother and her child; and then use that same word to describe how we feel about a random song we hear on the radio, are we not lowering the level of this energetic frequency?
Are we not diminishing the energy of love by bastardizing and diluting the word we choose to describe it?
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