No one ever saw love, or heard love, or touched, smelled, or tasted love—literally. How can a person physically touch a thought, an idea? Certainly, we can see the effects of love, but not the divine energy creating the effects. We can hear the sound of compassion and caring in a voice. But how can we taste the sweetness of inner peace or spontaneous joy? We may see love in the actions of others as they express this innate energy from within themselves to serve another person. We may smell love through the dinner so lovingly prepared by one who loves to cook. We may touch love in the embraces of dear ones as they open up their hearts and let their love flow toward us. The five senses can sense only love from within, outward. Thus, as we express love, we are the first to receive love. We recognize in others that which we are. After all these words, love can best be described through experience, and then description becomes unnecessary!
Someone once said, “When your heart is filled with love you will not be critical or irritable, but you will be divinely irresistible.” Love is an inherent power that, if allowed to be expressed in one’s life, can transform disharmony, heal disease, and transmute negative conditions into part of a harmonious whole. The results of love are always good. But do not confuse sentiment and sympathy with love. Our focus in this book is the purified, transcendent power of divine love that is expressed through our hearts and minds when we are open and receptive to it and when we recognize, understand, and encourage love in its unlimited capacity. ...
Through unlimited love a person can enter the dimension of spiritual unity and wholeness and maturity. Love is the fairest flower in God’s garden. It has been referred to as “the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart of life, and is prophetic of eternal good.” Mature love can become an avenue of spiritual influence that breaks down
the walls that separate us from others. Mature spiritual love can unite us more closely with God and those around us. Surely our world will be a better place when the power of love replaces the love of power.
---- An excerpt from the book, " Pure Unlimited Love" by Sir John Templeton