Maybe It’s True That All We Really Do Need is Love?

What is love?

Is it just the sentimental confection peddled to us in popular culture?  Could it be more than the powerful, visceral emotion we feel for our children?  We live for it and die for it and long for it and hope for it, but even so perhaps we are too sparing with it?

Maybe love is all we imagine and more.  Could it be that love has powers far exceeding the ordinary scope we allow for something as commonplace? Perhaps love is more than a nice optional extra and is, instead, a fundamental reality that drives our existence at a social as well as personal level?

Down through the centuries people like St. Augustine have spoken about love as an energy for social change.  They have played with the idea of love as the connection between everybody and everything rather than simply something driven simply by desire.

Could they have been correct when they suggested that all we need is love?



  1. Beautiful story Trish.
    More acts like this will help to break down the crust that people and nations allow to build up around their hearts, revealing something beautiful…love, shining on our true nature.

    Love is the death of the ego.

    1. Good point. Maybe those of us lucky enough to have freedom of speech should start using it to represent those of us with less freedom in the full and certain knowledge that we are just all people who want pretty much the same things. Thanks.

  2. This reminds me of the story of a handful of Americans who dared go to Moscow during the Cold War, in the late 1970s. They were visiting some Russians in their home, and while they had to do so in secret, everyone involved quickly discovered — to their astonishment — that these monsters they had read and heard about were really just normal human beings. For some reason, we keep following leaders who take us into conflict and war that has nothing to do with the daily lives of most people. This post and the video it contains offer a glimmer of hope that maybe it isn’t too late. Thank you, Trisha.

    Happy New Year.

    1. Nice example, Charles. We just need to think for ourselves and start seeing that we are the ones with the real power – if we choose to use it. Thanks, Charles and happy New Year to you too. 🙂

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