Because love touches the sky, and the ground, and connects them.
Because your heart is awash in it, born anew every waking moment, another image of it.
Because love liberates.
Because love is courageous, and kind.
Because the heart tells us so.
Because love is just like you.
Because no one else will ever know just how courageous. But you will know.
Because it is not a thing, despite these sentences.
Because love soothes, and love heals.
Because love sharpens the faculties of wisdom and insight.
Because love is fierce, and gentle.
Because love opens, and opens up. And folds in.
Because - why not love?
Because love welcomes, and provides comfort and joy.
Because love allows for difficult choices made wisely.
Because everyone needs it.
Because love protects and provides refuge.
Because love is the sister, brother, parent and child of compassion, and wisdom.
Because love loves of its own accord.
Because love expands from romantic, recognizes others, our limitless, interdependent family, and becomes altruism and service.
Because in love, the heart soars quietly, and not so quietly.
Because all things are impermanent. Really impermanent.
Because this illusory world really is like a dream.
Because love creates space for change and continues to love.
Because love dwells in the present and lets pass what was and no longer is.
Because love dwells in the heart, and because the heart is the seat of the mind.
Because love is generous.
Because your heart is a rowboat on a river under the moon in springtime.
Because love is non-harming, or at least aspires to it.
Because love overcomes. When not externally, then internally.
Because love is the purity of offering, a word, an inconvenience, worse.
Because love is the world's only hope.
Because love requires incredible perseverance, and perseverance is a profound teacher.
Because our planet earth is a jewel.
Because this human life is precious.
Because love is not an easy road.
Because the day to day work is a way lot harder than writing a blog post on it.
Because love has no acquaintance with judgment, or aspires not to, at least. Because we all desire to be recognized in our hearts and in our minds.
Because love is patient.
Because families and friends and all beings our mothers.
Because love is neither this thing nor that thing.
Because your beautiful voice.
Because love teaches humility, and humility teaches love.
Because love co-exists and values differences.
Because love also sees our similarities and sameness -es.
Because love cares nothing for what we believe, believe in, or don't believe in.
Because love accepts, fully, as is.
And because love imagines, fully, what could be.
Because those are two Beatles songs, and all the Beatles songs were about love.
Because love reveals.
Because the sun shines and the rain falls and the moon travels.
Because love is forgiving - even of our incapacities to love, and to forgive.
Because love sees the difference between our afflictions and our deeper selves.
Because love is immeasurable.
Because love is un-graspable.
Because love is unutterable.
Because you know the songs the trees are singing.
Because love is like a sunrise and also the depths of our suffering.
Because love gives up on no one, ever (though it may appear to be so).
Because love is willing to be misunderstood; that's how deep it is.
Because love holds close, not down, or back.
Because love lets be, also.
Because we all belong to each other.
Because it is not possible to begin with any single one person and not trace their connection to all people, all beings, all life.
Because Patti Smith. (that's just a little joke)
Because love is present in all things.
Because love cannot be found in anything.
Because love is omniscient.
Because love builds, listens, teaches, helps, hurts, supports, sings, exceeds, tests, speaks, hides, returns, questions, struggles, misapprehends, rages, answers, tasks, overlooks, misunderstands, complicates, toils, repels, applies, defies, confounds, and scrapes the farthest edges of the infinite universe.
Because love suffers deeply, out of love.
Because love fails beautifully, profoundly, joyously.
Because love reaches inconceivably, without trying even to reach at all.
Because love creates space to breathe and to be.
Because we have the air. And clouds. And stars.
Because love is altruistic.
Because love can be reflected in the sounds and faces of all.
Because love is ethical.
Because love in its infinite forms and formlessness, is all there is.
Because the songs of your heart swell and rise up above the thinnest spaces of this blue planet.
And because the suffering of the universe is your suffering, and your suffering is the suffering of the universe.
Because love is still forgiving.
Because love is a meditation.
Because we desire peace.
Because the alternatives have not been very encouraging.
Because it makes the moon beautiful.
Because you are like the moon, and the sun.
Because patience arises from it, and patience is a teaching, and teaching it takes patience.
Because love pervades everything, and nothing.
Because love must be constantly cultivated, watered, pruned, nurtured, cared for.
Because in this way, love is like the mind.
Because through the cultivating, watering, and so on, we become happier, better people.
Because as long as this list is, is scarcely even a start.
Because you would write a blog on love and it would contain a thousand different reasons that makes these pale in comparison.
Because - because for no reason, actually.
And because there is a word for this we have named - love -
... and because it could not be, nor ever have been, otherwise.