Love is What it is Not

Everyone has their own definition of love. Some define it as a tremendous force that mostly brings you pain. Others define it as an obsession. And then there are some who define it as pixie dust that brings nothing but joy in their life – of course it comes with its own terms and conditions.

For me, love is what it is not.

Love is not co-dependent, rather interdependent. It is the intersection of two sets souls, being parts of one another rather than struggling to conquer each other as a whole. It is not based on childish expectations that arise from possessiveness and jealousy. It is not the answer to ones questions about oneself, rather the inspiration to continue on the quest to find one’s being.

Love is not formed through complete absorption of each other, rather it is realizing the existence of two separate entities that choose to co-exist close to one another. It is not the act that tries to rule over ones soul, but rather the opposite, it is the act that provides the wings to facilitate the flight to freedom. It is reaching that ultimate understanding, that trust. It is a form of attachment that doesn’t require you to lose yourself.

Love is not destructive, it is constructive. It inspires you to build yourself and soar. It arouses the soul to want to exceed itself. It does not make you helpless, it gives you the belief that you can and will.

Love is not weak, it is powerful. The strength lies in the act of empowering each other to help one another sustain themselves on our own.

Love is not captivity… love is freedom


Fatima Zehra

Fatima Zehra

A dreamer and a storyteller at heart, Fatima's aim in life is to live as creatively as possible while inducing intention in everything she does as of late. It is because of such intention that Soul of Orion was born. A playground free of rules, fear of expectations and the likes, where she can freely express herself and her work as well as chronicle her journey of being, called life.