Love as cosmic force

Many religious traditions posit that a cosmic force of Love is somehow involved in the creation or maintenance of the universe. Certainly in my path, love is more than just sex and kisses (though those are great too): it’s one of the prime movers of the cosmos.

But if we’re going to say that love makes the world go round, as some philosophies and spiritual practices do, then what exactly does that mean? Love as a cosmic force is probably not quite the same thing as sexual love, or familial love, or love of beauty or love of God or one’s passions and so on. At the same time, it’s likely to encompass all of those and more.

Does your path have a major role for the force of love? If so, how do you define the concept of Love in that context?

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